Cuban Five Issue to the UN Gen. Assembly

Managua, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D Escoto said on Thursday that he will raise the issue of the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters held in US prisons before the Assembly.

In remarks to Prensa Latina at the Augusto Cesar Sandino international airport in Managua, D Escoto announced that he will discuss the fight against terrorism in his closing speech of the current ordinary period of sessions of the UN General Assembly.

Mainly the case of The Five, as Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez are internationally known. They have been held in US prisons since 1998, recalled D Escoto.

They were detained for warning Cuba of terrorist plans organized by Florida-based anti-Cuban groups.

The Nicaraguan priest is expected to denounce that once Washington was informed about terrorist activities discovered by The Five, it detained them, instead of acting against those groups and their activities.

He also said that the Assembly will discuss the Palestinian issue and the policies of countries like the United States and Britain, which think they are the masters of the world and impose their views on the international community.


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