Cuban Five exhibit opening reception at Regla de Oro (3007 Lyndale Avenue South, in Minneapolis)
Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five unjustly imprisoned in the U.S., is serving a double life sentence plus 15 years at the Victorville federal prison in southern California. The U.S. government has repeatedly denied his wife Adriana Pérez permission to visit him. Gerardo has not seen his wife in more than 13 years.
Hernandez, along with Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, and René González, were arrested and imprisoned by the U.S. government in 1998. Framed up on charges that included conspiracy to commit espionage and, in the case of Gerardo Hernández, conspiracy to commit murder, the five were convicted and handed draconian sentences.
Their “crime?” Monitoring the plans for action by violent counterrevolutionary Cuban-American groups...
On September 12, 2011, they began their 14th year behind bars in U.S. federal prisons.
Hernández is an accomplished cartoonist...
Nov 6, 2011