RENÉ GONZÁLEZ WILL REMAIN IN CUBA
REN� GONZ�LEZ WILL REMAIN IN CUBA
Posted on May 3,
by ICFC5 <http://www.thecuban5.org/wordpress/author/alicia/>
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[image: Ren� Gonz�lez]
On May 3, Florida judge Joan Lenard accepted Ren� Gonz�lez�s application
to modify the terms of his supervised release and stay in Cuba, in exchange
for renouncing his U.S. citizenship.
The Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Rene Gonzalez must go to the United
States Interests Section in Havana to start this process, which will
conclude when the State Department issues him a Loss of Citizenship
Certificate.The previous day, the Government of the United States informed
the Court that it does not oppose the request.
In the conclusions of the official document Judge Lenard established in one
of her points that �If the accused voluntarily renounces his United States
citizenship pursuant to the USC/1481 8 (a) (5), while he is waiting for the
certificate of Loss of Citizenship Certificate from the State Department of
the United states he is authorized to stay in Cuba. He will no longer have
to submit periodic reports or continue on supervised probation, and he will
not be allowed to return to the United States.
In addition the judge Lenard says: �On May 23 2013 the defendant will
present to the Court or to the Tribunal a report of his resignation status
and a certified copy of any issued certificate of loss of nationality�.
Ren� Gonz�lez was released from prison in October after fully completing
his sentence after being wrongly imprisoned for 13 years and deprived of
visits from his wife during that time. Until today the Cuban hero was
serving a sentence of three years of supervised probation in the U.S..
Recently he arrived in Cuba on what was to be a temporary and private visit
to attend the funeral of his father. Ren� is also a Cuban citizen and his
wife and daughters and grandson live in Cuba.
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