Raul Castro Welcomes Cuban Hero Fernando González

1fernandoHavana, Cuba, Feb 28 (acn) Army General Raul Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, welcomed antiterrorism fighter Fernando Gonzalez, who arrived in this capital after serving a long and wrongful conviction in U.S. prisons.

In the meeting, held at the Jose Marti International Airport, Gonzalez’s family and members of the Cuban government also participated.

The Cuban antiterrorist left his prison yesterday for the Safford Federal Correctional Center in Arizona, where he was made available to the immigration services to begin the process of deportation to Cuba, where he arrived about noon on Friday.

This is the second Cuban Five that meets the sentences after René González, who he also met at the airport according to images broadcast in Cuban television.

Fernando, René, Gerardo Hernández , Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino were arrested in 1998 in Miami where they infiltrated in groups that planned and executed terrorist actions against Cuba .

The last three are still in U.S. prisons, despite a worldwide campaign demanding their release.