Fernando González to
a prison in Arizona
FERNANDO González, one of the Cuban
Five unjustly imprisoned in the United States, was
transferred May 31 to a prison in Arizona, according
to an announcement made by the International
Committee for the Freedom of the Five.
The announcement indicated that
Fernando was sent to the Safford Federal
Correctional Institute in the state of Arizona,
after having spent five years in a similar prison in
Terre Haute, Indiana.
Fernando, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón
Labañino, René González and Antonio Guerrero were
arrested in 1998 in the United States where they
were monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist organizations
operating in South Florida.
In a manipulated 2001 trial in
Miami, the Five were sentenced to outrageous prison
terms, 19 years in Fernando’s case.
He served the first years of his
sentence in Wisconsin and was transferred to Indiana
In December of 2009 his sentence was
reviewed, as a result of the intense international
campaign calling for the release of the Five.
Fernando’s sentence was only reduced by two years. (AIN)