René González allowed to return home for his father's funeral

News from Cuba | Saturday, 13 April 2013

Rene Gonzalez has been granted permission to visit Cuba to attend his father's memorial service.

Judge Joan Lenard approved the request on 12 April, but has imposed several requirements on Rene Gonzalez, who finished his US prison sentence in October 2011 but remains on probation. Gonzalez's 82-year-old father Candido, died 1 April after suffering a stroke.

Among the conditions are no contact with Cuban intelligence officials, submission of a detailed travel itinerary and regular communication with Gonzalez's probation officer in the US.

Gonzalez was allowed to travel to Cuba last year to visit his sick brother and returned to the United States to continue his probation.

Gonzalez is one of the Miami Five, unjustly imprisoned in the US for fighting terrorism against Cuba where he is considered a national hero.

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