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New Campaign for Cuban Five Starts September 4th

August 30, 2014

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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.

René González Urges to Develop New Strategies in the Struggle for the Cuban Five Release

October 8, 2013

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Nuevitas, Camagüey – Rene Gonzalez, the only one of the Cuban Five who has been released from prison, called to develop new strategies and make every Cuban a key player in the struggle for the freedom of his four brothers, still unjustly held in U.S. prisons.

The only one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who is in Cuba after serving 13 years in prison and an additional measure of punishment consisting on three years’ probation in the United States, Gonzalez telephoned participants at the 3rd International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Cuban Five and against Terrorism in the municipality of Nuevitas.

He reminded those present in the forum that on September 12th, exactly 15 years after their arrest in Miami, a campaign was successfully launched in Cuba urging everyone to speak out against such injustice.

In the course of the telephone conversation, the also Hero of the Republic of Cuba considered important that people come back again to take on the streets, and from each house, neighborhood, school and workplace the Cubans continue demanding their brothers’ release from prison.

González extolled the imaginativeness and spontaneity of the young Cubans, and praised the role they have been playing in this struggle, especially now when a new window of opportunity has been opened.

He also asked attendees to put into practice all kind of initiatives to add millions of people around the world to the cause of the Cuban Five, who have remained imprisoned in the United States for monitoring Miami-based violent groups which have been and continue organizing terrorist actions against Cuba.
The hero stressed the need for a strategy change and called all Cubans to take concrete actions from their own homes, streets, workplaces or schools. (PL/Radio Cadena Agramonte).


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