on the Five
• Demands that U.S. authorities
immediately end unjust and illegal treatment of
many people, the summer period is one of vacations.
However, we must intensify, and right now, our
systematic and consistent work to put into practice
the agreements of the 6th Congress of the Communist
Party and the decisions of this Assembly and
government to update and improve Cuban socialism.
Alarcón presents this agreement
to the Assembly.
Similarly, we need to take onto a
higher plane the struggle for the liberation of
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Ramón Labañino, Antonio
Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.
Now is the time to redouble our
actions to demolish the wall of silence which allows
Washington to perpetuate the injustice. We have to
demand that it hand over the information it is
concealing about its conspiracy with the so-called
Miami journalists who slandered our compañeros and,
moreover, provoked and threatened jury members
despite protests from the judge herself; and to
equally insist that it show the satellite images
which it has held back for 15 years, doubtless
because they would undermine the U.S. lie concerning
the location of the incident on February 24, 1996;
and we must demand, once again, that the so-called
information media eliminate the censorship imposed
on the document in which Washington admitted, 10
years ago now, that it was impossible to uphold its
principal charge against Gerardo.
The next few weeks are decisive for
the conclusion of Gerardo’s habeas corpus
proceedings and, as has happened on previous
occasions, he is confronting new and serious
obstacles in addition to his very difficult prison
situation and which constitute a clear violation of
his rights and U.S. standards of justice.
During this crucial stage additional
difficulties have been placed in the way of
Gerardo’s communication with his legal team and
Cuban consular officials; his access to
correspondence, including that of a legal nature and
related to his case, is being restricted or
The National Assembly of People's
Power demands that U.S. authorities immediately end
the unjust and illegal treatment being meted out to
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and calls for the broadest
solidarity of parliamentarians and honest persons
until the freedom of our five Cuban compañeros
and their immediate and unconditional return to the
homeland are obtained.
We commit ourselves to this struggle
without losing a single day. Hasta la victoria
Havana, August 1, 2011
National Assembly of People's Power
Translated by Granma International •
Solidarity with the
Five over the airwaves
PORT-AU-PRINCE. – Haitian journalist Jean Gary
Apollon is well-known in his country as a result of
his popular radio program Sabor Latino, broadcast
Radio Signal FM 90.5, one of the most important
stations in the country, located in Pétion-Ville,
just outside of Port-au-Prince.
Ricardo Alarcón book on the case of the Cuban Five
heroes prohibidos (The Forbidden Heroes,) a book
which brings together 16 articles written by the
President of Cuba’s National Assembly, Ricardo
Alarcón de Quesada and first published in the
magazine CounterPunch, was launched July 13,
in the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists’ Villena
Hall, with relatives of the Cuban Five anti-terrorists
held in U.S. prisons in attendance, along with a
significant number of intellectuals and the general
the Five censored in U.S.
June 23.— The International Committee for the
Freedom of the Cuban 5 today gave an example of U.S.
media censorship in relation to the case of the
Cuban anti-terrorists incarcerated in the United