This political prisoner Friday at Scission we take a peek at the case of the Cuban 5 and in particular, Antonio Guerrero.
are Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Rene González Sehwerert, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González Llort. They are sons, husbands, brothers, poets, pilots, college graduates and artists. Three of the Cuban Five were born in Cuba and two were born in the United States. Also three of them fought in Angola, during the war against apartheid. They are currently serving long prison sentences in the United States.
Workers World reports;
Antonio was born in Miami one year before the Cuban Revolution. He returned to Cuba with his parents who were in exile at the time before he reached the age of one. As reported by The Cuban 5,
On September 12, 1998 Antonio was arrested. He was held in preventative custody for thirty-three months before the sentence was passed and was isolated in special cell, known as “the hole”, designed for prisoners with serious disciplinary problems for almost 17 months prior to the trial and for 48 days after the verdict was passed. In February 2003 he was once again held in solitary confinement for almost a month without any reason being given.He remains locked up today although his sentence has been reduced to seven years.
Antonio has not wasted his time while in prison haveing tranformed himself into a quite good painter. He already was a publicshed poet before his arrest.
The following jis from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five.
Mar. 27, 2012
March 27, 2012