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