Friday, August 31, 2012

Defense Team for Gerardo Hernandez Files Appeal in U.S. Court

 Aug. 20, 2012

Miami, August 20.- The defense team for Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists sentenced to long prison terms in the United States, filed an appeal today in Miami to overturn his conviction.

Attorney Martin Garbus introduced the 82-page affidavit in the U.S. District Court in Miami, to support the habeas corpus appeal for Gerardo and the reversal of his conviction, citing misconduct by the U.S. Government during the trial.

Gerardo, sentenced to double life plus 15 years, was detained in September 1998 along with Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, for monitoring violent groups in Miami that were organizing and carrying out actions against the island.

Through the affidavit, the defense team asks the court, on behalf of Gerardo, to order discovery from Washington of evidence that reveals payments to journalists to create a hostile atmosphere and influence the jury for a conviction.(Taken from Radio Havana Cuba)

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