The president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament), Ricardo Alarcon, said there is evidence that the US Government paid media outlets in Miami to lie as part of a smear campaign against the five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998
Addressing participants in the 12th International Congress on Pedagogy last Thursday, Alarcon noted that the US mainstream media continues to hide the truth about the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez —internationally known as The Cuban Five.
He added that their silence confirms the innocence of the Cuban antiterrorists who were arrested and given harsh and unjust sentences for monitoring extremist groups in South Florida, which were planning and carrying out terrorist actions against Cuba.
The president of the Cuban Parliament demanded the immediate release of The Five and pointed out that US President Barack Obama and his government both know they are committing “an inexcusable injustice and it is in their hands to bring back some decency to the White House.”
“The Five are our best educators,” Alarcon told the representatives from more than 20 countries who are participating in Pedagogia 2011, which concludes on Friday at Havana’s Convention Center.