HAVANA (Prensa Latina) More than 500 well known intellectuals and world figures have signed a letter to US President Barack Obama to demand immediate freedom for five Cuban antiterrorists unfairly jailed in the United States.

The letter was written by intellectuals, members of the Peruvian Chapter of the World Wide Web in Defense of Humanity, and has been signed on the Internet by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, Noam Chomsky, prestigious US intellectual, and Frei Beto, Brazilian theologian.

Brazilian Senator Fatima Cleide, Brazilian Lawyer Order’s President Cesar Brito, famous Puerto Rican artist Danny Rivera, and famous French dramatist Jean Marie Binoche, and others have also signed the letter.

The letter confirms that the five Cubans in prison for 10 years are innocent people that were trying to gather information to stop terrorist actions against their homeland, also preserving the lives of US citizens.

Rene Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez are victims of a harsh sentence that includes up to two life terms in prison for crimes they have not committed.

The text says:

‘Mr. President, the signatories of the present letter are renewing our request, aware of the current international situation, aggravated by serious economic and social crises, to put an end to the unjustified blockade against Cuba and order immediate freedom for the five Cuban patriots.’