The Vietnam-Cuban Friendship Association (VCFA) has affirmed solidarity with five Cuban youths who have been detained in the US for efforts to prevent terrorist acts against their homeland.

The association hosted a talk in Hanoi on October 4 in response to the world movement demanding the release for the five youths.

The movement in solidarity with the Cuban people calling for the five Cubans’ freedom is growing strongly in the world, first of all demanding that they are allowed to meet their families and have their basic human rights ensured, said VCFA Vice President Nguyen Duy CUong.

According to Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Fredesman Turro Gonzale, 13 years after they were arrested and detained in the US , the wives of Gerado Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez have still not granted visas to visit their husbands.

Over the past 13 years, Cuba has received sympathy from the world opinion as well as support from organisations and solidarity groups around the globe for its struggle for the release of these persons, he said./.