Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday September 12: Join us to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

16 Years: Too Long... Too Wrong!

Join us to demand the
immediate release of the
Cuban Five from U.S.

Friday, Sept. 12
5:30 - 6:30 pm
U.S. Consulate
University Ave. & Armoury Rd.
(just south of Dundas St.)

Sponsored by the Friends of the
Cuban Five - Toronto

The Cuban Five are five Cuban men unjustly imprisoned in the United States after being arrested by the FBI on Sept.12, 1998 and convicted in a federal court in Miami in 2001, in a political prosecution by the U.S. government. They are Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.

The Five were falsely accused of committing espionage, conspiracy against the United States, and other related charges. But the Five’s actions were never directed at the U.S. government; they never engaged in nor planned any conspiracy against the government.

As the Cuban Five pointed out in their defense, they were on a mission to monitor the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups in order to prevent more attacks on their country of Cuba. To date terrorist attacks have killed 3,478 Cubans.

The Cuban Five are innocent victims of the continuing economic and political war waged by the U.S. against Cuba and its Revolution. So far, René González and Fernando González have been released after serving their unjust sentences, but the other three remain in prison. Justice demands that all be released immediately and returned to their families and homeland!

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