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Canadian Activists will Demand Immediate Release of the Cuban Five

Ottawa, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Activists in Vancouver will demand next Sunday the immediate and unconditional release of the five Cubans imprisoned in the United States (U.S.) since 1998 for preventing terrorist acts planned from southern Florida against their country.

Event organizers told Prensa Latina that the program includes a vigil at the Art Gallery of that city, a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate and a forum on the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and René González.

Four of those antiterrorist fighters-known internationally as The Five-face harsh sanctions since 2001 for monitoring violent groups based in Miami, from where they plan actions such as those that have killed in the last 53 years more than 3 400 victims in Cuba.

René González was released from prison on October 7, 2011 after serving his sentence, but is now forced to spend three years under supervised release in Florida.

Participants in the activities of Vancouver will denounce irregularities in the legal processes of the Five, prosecuted amid a hostile climate favored by many press media paid by the U.S. government.

Also, the activists will vote in favor of the return of these men to their homeland.

The initiative is organized by the Committee to Free the Five of Vancouver, a group that make similar actions every day 5 of each month in front of the U.S. consulate.

The Sunday edition will be the number ninety.

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