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Release of the Cuban Five Demanded by Peruvian Artists and Intellectuals

Prensa Latina 
 2011-04-06
 
Havana, Cuba, Apr 6.- Peruvian intellectuals placed the pictures of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters in a park in Lima, as an expression of their demands for their release.

Participating in this action were painter Fanny Palacios, head of the Group of Intellectuals in Solidarity with The Five; singer-songwriter Marcela Perez; filmmaker Federico Garcia; anthropologist Pilar Roca; and researcher and religious person Valdeavellano, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.

Palacios read a text that recalls the assassination, 42 years ago, of civil rights fighter Martin Luther King, of whom she paraphrased his words about his dream, which in this case would be the release of Rene Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez, unfairly incarcerated in the United States for over 12 years now.

Likewise, she highlighted the statements of former US President James Carter during his recent visit to Cuba about the immediate release of these men, brave fighters against terrorist actions planned by mafia groups based in south Florida.

The meeting ended with the song “We Shall Overcome,” -the protest song that became a key anthem of the US civil rights movement- interpreted by singer-songwriter Marcela Perez.

Also attending the meeting were prize winner actress Delfina Paredes and the presidents of the Peruvian National Committee of Solidarity with The Five, Gustavo Espinoza, and the youth branch of this committee, Cinthya Quispe, among other personalities. (ACN)

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