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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

March 5th mobilize to demand freedom for the Cuban Five in Toronto, Vancouver

U.S. President Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s Memorial

What’s Next?

President Obama…..Yes You Can!
Free the Cuban Five   
from U.S Prisons!

Who are the Cuban 5 Heroes?

Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González, also known as the Cuban 5, are five men who were wrongly accused and convicted in a U.S. Federal Court of ¨conspiracy to commit espionage¨ and other fabricated charges following their arrest and imprisonment in 1998. The 5 were actually unarmed men involved in monitoring Miami-based terrorist organizations, which since 1959 have been responsible for the death of over 3,400 people in Cuba, including a resident of Canada, Fabio di Celmo, in 1997. Through their important work these 5 men were able to prevent further deaths in Cuba. In April of 2013 René Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5, returned permanently to Cuba in a great victory for justice- loving people all over the world. Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, and Fernando remain unjustly in U.S. prisons, facing sentences up to double-life plus 15 years.

The 5th day of each month has become the international Day of Action when groups across Canada, the U.S. and around the world organize events in solidarity, demanding justice and freedom for the five Cuban heroes.

The Toronto Friends of the Five Committee and the  Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto are joining with other Canadian cities, cities in the U.S. and around the world by holding a rally on Wednesday, March 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. across from the U.S. Consulate at 360  University Ave, and invites you to participate.

We are confident with unity, and consistent action, we can help bring closer the day when All of the Cuban 5 will be free!

For more information contact: Julio Fonseca at denossa@hotmail.ca

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