Mother of Cuban Five Prisoner Dies

By Circles Robinson

Gerardo Hernandez
Gerardo Hernandez

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 4 – The funeral for Carmen Nordelo, the mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo (Cuban Five), was held on Tuesday at Colon Cemetery in Havana with President Raul Castro in attendance.

Hernandez, is one of the Cuban Five, considered heroes of the Cuban Republic, and imprisoned in the US for over eleven years.  Their crime was having infiltrated terrorist organizations based in Miami to gather information on their plots against the island.

For his efforts to safeguard his country Gerardo was given two life sentences.

A review of the case against Hernandez and the other Cuban Five members, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar, René González Sehwerert and Fernando González Llort, was refused earlier this year by the US Supreme Court.

Numerous human rights and juridical organizations from the US and around the world had asked the court to reopen the case due to the politically charged Miami trial where the defendants allegedly faced a biased court and were unable to see the supposed evidence against them for “national security” reasons.

For more on the Cuban Five case see: Cuban Five: Wrong Guys in Jail

One thought on “Mother of Cuban Five Prisoner Dies

  • I don’t know where my comments go, but living in the UK, I keep in touch with what’s going on in Cuba which I fell in love with.
    I was last in Cuba in May/June this year and my Tour Guide explained in detail about the ‘Cuban Five’.
    Shame on you America, shame on you Obama!
    Anti psychotics should be in the tap water throughout the US to attempt to reduce their paranoia.
    More and more people in England are supporting Cuba, sadly not our politicians. We are seen as the US puppets of the US. We are not and attempt to detach from America.
    I’ll be back in Cuba next year and shall endeavour to help in any way I can.

    God bless real Native Americans.

    Fond regards,

    p.s. How can I create my own blog on Havana Times?

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