Government filings in the appeals of Fernando and Ramon
Conference on the Five held in Miami
by Andr√©s G√≥mez
Dec. 5, 2011
Close to one hundred people attended a successful conference on the Five which took
place on Sunday Dec. 4 in Miami. The action was held under the auspices of the organizations of the Cuban immigration in Miami
which make up the Alianza Martiana: the Antonio Maceo Brigade, the Alianza Martiana (as an individual organization), the Jos√©
Mart√≠ Association, the Bolivarian Circle, and the Association of Christian Women in Defense of the Family.
The conference provided an update on the special appeals process of Habeas Corpus
of Gerardo, Ram√≥n, Antonio and Fernando, presented to the Federal District Court - by the defense lawyers in the course of
this year. Precisely in these days the Prosecutor presented her response to the appeal to the cases of Ram√≥n, Antonio, and
Fernando. Originally the Prosecutor was supposed to present her response by last Nov. 21, but she asked the court for a delay,
a request which was granted.
Also the conference discussed the current situation of our brother Ren√© Gonz√°lez,
who lives someplace in South Florida under the terms of the stage of his sentence called "supervised liberty," with all the
risks that this situation entails, since the end of his thirteen unjust and arbitrary years in prison last October.
The conference also dealt with other subjects, for example, those related to the
lack of motion that currently exists in Congress on issues related to relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
The conference was dedicated to the members of the different organizations of the
Alianza Martiana who died during the last twelve months.
Speakers at the conference included Elena Freyre, president of the Foundation for
the Normalization of Relations between Cuba and the U.S. (FORNORM) and Andr√©s G√≥mez, National Coordinator of the Antonio Maceo