Sunday, 02 October 2011 09:02
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 1. Ecuador’s National Assembly recently passed a resolution to request U.S. President Barack Obama to free the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who have been imprisoned in his country for 13 years.
According to a report by the Italian news agency ANSA, the Ecuadorean legislative body agreed on that the Miami Court’s decision condemning Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero –known as the Cuban Five– is a clear violation of the U.S. legislation and of fundamental human rights.
The parliamentary resolution will be sent to the White House and to the U.S. ambassador in Quito.
The Ecuadorean deputies also asked President Obama to take into account international requests for the release of the Cuban Five, as well as the humane situation of their family members, who have been apart for more than one decade.
The resolution encourages Washington to grant humanitarian visas to Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez, Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez’ respective wives, so they can visit their husbands in jail as it is the
right of any prisoner in that country. (acn)