Actions on the 14th anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban Five will demand of the U.S. government:
Free the Cuban Five
Grant entry visas for Adriana and Olga
This coming Sept. 12 marks the 14th anniversary of the Cuban Five's unjust arrest and prosecution by the U.S. government.
Despite cruel and inhumane conditions of imprisonment for Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio and Fernando, and René being forced to remain in the U.S., the Five remain steadfast and optimistic in the prospects for their freedom.
Important legal developments are taking place, with ground-breaking new documents before the court based on the secret U.S. government payments to Miami journalists. Exposing the government's illegal actions has been a major focus of research by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five for several years.
But the ultimate goal of the Five's freedom also critically depends on the mobilizing campaigns of the supporters of the Five and all people who believe in justice across the United States and internationally. The U.S. prosecutor referred during the resentencing of Antonio Guerrero to the need to "quiet the waters of contentiousness that swirl about this case." In recent weeks and months there has been an impressive growth in Free the Five activities. Let's join together to increase the mobilizations and demand that the U.S. government the Five NOW!
The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is urging all cities and organizations to plan actions - whether a protest rally, a leafleting session to the public, a press conference with local speakers, a forum, visiting government representatives and asking for their support - every action will reach more people and make visible the case of the Cuban Five and their struggle for justice. Together we can reach tens of thousands of people, one on one, in a meaningful way that will grow the movement.
We have prepared a leaflet for publicity and educating the public, which we will be happy to adapt for your local action if you wish. Write us at email@example.com for more details.
You'll find activities scheduled in cities around the world on our calendar. If you have an activity scheduled, please let us know so we can add it to the calendar. If you don't, there's still time! The Cuban Five must be free, and it is up to us to keep the pressure on.
Read the transcript of the latest press conference of Aug. 20 on the new court action, with attorneys Bill Norris and Martin Garbus, and National Committee coordinator Gloria La Riva.
Calendar of events
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Free the Cuban Five Now!
Allow the families' visits!
Grant entry visas to Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva!