Miami judge authorizes trip to Cuba for René González

Granma International English Edition

On the afternoon of March 19, 2012, it was announced that South Florida District Court Judge Joan Lenard, who has overseen since its inception the case of the Cuban Five, unjustly imprisoned in the United States, approved a motion submitted by the lawyer representing René González requesting that the judge grant René permission to travel to Cuba for two weeks in order to see his brother, Roberto González, who is gravely ill

The judge, however, indicated that the trip is subject to several conditions. Essentially, René must obtain the necessary clearances and licenses required by the U.S. government to travel to Cuba; he must submit a detailed itinerary of the trip including flight numbers, routing, location and contact information in Cuba. Additionally he must report telephonically to his probation officer. Lastly, the judge’s order made clear that the conditions of his supervised release have not changed and he must return to the United States within two weeks from the date of his departure.

*note: Granma is the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba. You can visit their International English website here. For information on the Cuban Five and the international campaign to free them, visit their website.


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