Next month marks the tenth year that the Cuban Five anti-terrorist heroes have been unjustly imprisoned in the United States. The ANSWER Coalition encourages all its supporters to attend two important events taking place in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 12 by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and Sept. 13 organized by the Sept. 13 Free the Five Coalition.
The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five collected more than 100,000 signatures on petitions, which call on President Bush to free the Cuban Five immediately. On Friday, Sept. 12, join us for a public presentation at the Justice Department and White House of the petitions to show the mass support for the Cuban Five heroes.
Saturday, Sept. 13, there will be a protest march for the Five, starting at Malcolm X Park. Bring your banners and signs! Contact us below if you can come to Washington or send your petitions.
|Sign up for Sept. 12 and 13||Download the petition|
|Download Sept. 13 flyer|
Who are the Cuban Five?
The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami, on June 8, 2001.
They are Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.
The Five were falsely accused by the U.S. government of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States, and other related charges.
But the Five pointed out vigorously in their defense that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba.
The Five’s actions were never directed at the U.S. government. They never harmed anyone nor ever possessed nor used any weapons while in the United States. Click this link to read more about the Five.
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