[Ppnews] Gerardo Hernández is Out of "The Hole"

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Wed Aug 4 12:36:33 EDT 2010

National Committee To Free The Cuban Fiive

Gerardo Hernández is out of "the hole"!

Gerardo Hernández, Cuban Five hero, has just been 
released this morning from isolation after an 
intense campaign by his attorneys and thousands 
of supporters around the world, including nearly 
a thousand emails to the Bureau of Prisons 
generated by the National Committee's appeal.

Leonard Weinglass, one of Gerardo's attorneys, 
visited Gerardo this weekend along with fellow 
attorney Peter Schey. He described this morning 
to Gloria La Riva of the National Committee to 
Free the Cuban Five the abysmal and cruel 
conditions that Gerardo was placed in. "Gerardo 
is in great spirits but he's really suffering. In 
100+ degree weather, the air was so stifling that 
Gerardo was laying on the floor sucking in air 
from the bottom of the door. He couldn't take his 
blood pressure medicine as his doctor advised him 
because the weather was too hot. He couldn't use 
the shower because it was scalding hot water. He 
was given dirty bedsheets, and he had to resort 
to washing them in the toilet."

Weinglass noted that "we sent a five-page letter 
to the prison containing all the errors that they 
made in putting him in isolation. The letter 
outlined their own regulations that they violated."

Gerardo is released!

Moments later this morning, in a new phone call, 
Weinglass announced "they've just released him to the general population!"

It's thanks to the great efforts of the attorneys 
and the national and international solidarity 
movement with the Cuban Five that this punitive 
and unwarranted prison action against Gerardo has 
been ended. Thanks to everyone who responded so 
quickly to this emergency situation.

Clearly, the struggle must intensify to free 
Gerardo and all the Cuban Five from prison. One 
thing you can do right now is to send a letter to 
Gerardo, letting him know you and all of us are 
with him in the continuing struggle. Also, if you 
are not already receiving emails from the 
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, please 
click the link below to add your name to this 
low-volume list, so that we'll be able to notify 
you if another emergency arises.
Send a letter of support to Gerardo
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Contact us: <mailto:info%40freethefive.org>info at freethefive.org
Or call: 415-312-6042
Free the Cuban Five Now!
Allow the families' visits!
Grant entry visas to
Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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