New Campaign for Cuban Five Starts September 4th

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A new international campaign
for the release of the three Cuban anti-terrorist
fighters will take place September 4 to October 6 with actions
that include a vigil in front of the White House in Washington
D.C. The campaign’s program
includes the 10th International Colloquium in support of
the cause of the Cuban Five, which will take place
September 11 and 12 in Havana, while parallel actions
will be taken by activists in over 30 countries,
including demonstrations in front of US embassies,
declarations, messages to US president Barack Obama, and
rallies to demand the freedom of the Cuban heroes.
Known as the Cuban Five around the world, Fernando
Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez,
Ramon Labanino were incarcerated in US prisons in 1998 and
later given unfair sentences after they monitored the
activities of Florida-based terrorist organizations that planned
actions against Cuba. Only Rene
Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez have returned home after
they fully served their prison sentences; while the
other three anti-terrorists still remain held in US
federal penitentiaries. For the
activists the campaign in the United States and
particularly in D.C. is crucial since that is the center
of power where the mainstream media has cast silence over
the Cuban Five Case. President Obama
can use his presidential powers to order the release of
the three Cubans as it is being demanded by the
international campaign.

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