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Letter from René González to Free
the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver



Dear friends, for many years we have received support from all of you. There have been lots of letters to our prisons and the news of daily actions performed to obtain the release of the Five have been a source or strenght for us. It is impossible to thank you all for the effort and commitment you have given to our cause. Today you meet again after 90 months of dedication devoted to demand justice for us and our families.In this scenario comes the news that after so many years of pain and ignominy the separation from my loved ones is terminated. It's not yet a victory. I filled upto the to the last day of my unjust sentence and a year and a half more of unjustifiable separation from my country, my people and my family. But if I'm in my homeland today is undoubtedly thanks to the efforts of worldwide solidarity. Vancouver ́s youth have been among the strongest supporters from the beginning of our campaign, where 10 years ago my daughter Irmita and Elizabeth the wife of my brother Ramon shed tears when they stepped on your land and and witnessed your devotion to justice on our case.

Today more than ever it is time to fight more firmly, each day that passes is another day that my brothers have to suffer their unjust confinement. Today my family begins to try to compensate for what seemed an eternity away and from their pain, but we are not entirely happy. Since the beginning of our battle we have done everything to convey to the world and to the U.S. government, as they tried to brake us down, that instead of being five families we are all one. The day we are all together then my family and myself will celebrate and rest. But for now for us the struggle continues.

With a revolutionary embrace.
René González
May 5, 2013