Pan-European solidarity conference backs Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 May 2006

CSC among 18 representatives in Vienna

Vienna, 9 May (Prensa Latina) The Pan-European Conference of Solidarity with Cuba condemned the stance of the European Union on Wednesday for backing the aggressive US policy and ignoring the fundamental rights of the Cuban people.

Representatives of 18 European nations incliuding a delagte fomr CSC in the UK issued a resolution supporting the Cuban Revolution and calling to strengthen the regional movement of solidarity against the escalation of aggression by the Bush administration.

The document condemns the Bush-pushed transition plan, which will be tightened with the implementation of new measures on May 20, according to reports from Miami, and demands the 25-strong European bloc to recognize Cuba?s achievements and unconditional health assistance in dozens of countries.

In the document, delegates said the powerful media has always tried to silence those achievements, urging an elimination of that media blockade of the Island.

They accuse the EU of conditioning relations with Cuba on EU dictates, and called to promptly shutdown the US concentration camp at Guantanamo naval base and for the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, currently imprisoned in the US for fighting terrorism.

Demands will be submitted to the EU heads of state and government and 33 counterparts from Latin America and the Caribbean, who are slated to meet in Vienna in the coming hours.

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