Cuban Five set to arrive in Bfn

2015-07-01 06:05

THE Cuban Five will be touching down at the Bram Fischer Airport in Bloemfontein on Wednesday (01/07) at approximately 08:30.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and René Gonzalez, who arrived in South Africa on 21 June, have become renowned globally as the Cuban Five.

“The purpose of their visit to South Africa is to thank the people and the government, including the Tripartite Alliance, who have used every available opportunity to call for their release,” said Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who were unjustly imprisoned in the United States (US) after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on 12 September 1998.

They were then convicted in a US Federal Court in Miami in 2001, in a political prosecution by the US government.

The five were falsely accused by the US government of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States, and other related charges

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