Cuban Hero denounces double standards of the fight on terror

ACN | Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Click here for original article

HAVANA, May 11 (acn) Cuban Hero Gerardo Hernandez said that while some countries allege they are fighting terrorism, they give shelter to terrorists.

Hernandez made his statement during a meeting in Moscow with Russian foreign minister Serguei Lavrov, which was also attended by his comrades - the Miami Five - also Heroes of the Republic of Cuba, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Fernando Gonzalez and Colonel Orlando Cardoso.

The Cuban Hero, who was imprisoned in the United States precisely for preventing US-based terrorist actions against Cuba, referred to cases such as Luis Posada Carriles, who masterminded the 1973 bombing in mid air of a Cuban civil plane that killed all 73 people on board off the coast of Barbados.

Hernandez denounced that Posada is still freely walking the street of South Florida without having been submitted to justice, since he has been protected by US authorities.

The Cuban people has been the target of many aggression over the past 50 years and preventing such actions was the mission he was meeting in the US along Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino and Fernando Gonzalez.

Gerardo stressed Lavrov's statement that some sectors are interested in rewriting history to cast a shadow on the crucial role played by the Soviet Union in the Second World War.

Those sector who tried to deny the decisive role of the USSR in the victory over fascism also try to minimise Cuba's role in the independence wars waged by African nations, said Hernandez.

He reiterated, on behalf of his comrades, their gratitude to the Russian people for their support in achieving their release from jail, and for their permanent stance against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.

The Cuban heroes were accompanied by the island's ambassador to Moscow, Emilio Lozada.

The Miami Five were imprisoned in the US and given unfair and extremely long sentences, including life terms, for having infiltrated South Florida-based ultra-right organisations that planned terrorist actions against Cuba. Hero Orlando Cardoso served 10 years in a Somali prison after he was made prisoner during an internationalist mission in Africa.

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