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International Figures to Support Cuban 5 in Washington

Washington, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Many figures have confirmed until today their participation in the second series of events to support the cause of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States, to be run from May 30 to June 5 in Washington DC. Legendary African-American activist Angela Davis, actor Danny Glover, and Father Miguel D’Escoto, former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua and President of the 63rd UN General Assembly, will attend the activity, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five said in a statement received by Prensa Latina.

Outstanding Spanish social fighter Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, and Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former Secretary General of the National Council of Churches of Christ in America, are among the figures involved in the effort.

Furthermore, Brazilian writer, journalist and former legislator Fernando Morais, author of the book “Los ultimos soldados de la guerra fria” (The Last Soldiers of the Cold War), which tells the story of the Five as Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez are known worldwide. The latter is under supervised release since October 2011.

Also included in the list are filmmaker Saul Landau, attorney Martin Garbus, a member of the Five’s legal team, and Wayne Smith, former head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, among others.

In recent weeks, the interest of a change in the White House policy toward Cuba has appeared in the major media of this country.

One of the key points in this discussion is the need to find a solution to the case of the Five, detained almost 15 years ago in U.S. territory, the International Committee recalled.

To be part of the dialogue, we are inviting solidarity friends with Cuba and goodwill people of the United States and abroad to join us in the campaign “Five Days for the Cuban Five” in Washington DC, the text emphasized.

The Five was detained on September 12, 1998 in Miami, while monitoring violent groups based in Miami that were planning terrorist actions, causing more than 3,400 casualties on the island over the last five decades.

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