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More Than 20 Countries to Attend Cuban 5 Campaign Event

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Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 20 countries will be represented from May 30 to June 5 in Washington as part of the campaign for the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States.

In addition, around 20 key events are scheduled during the so-called Second “Five Days for the Cuban Five” Campaign in Washington DC, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five told Prensa Latina.

One of the activities that is arousing the most interest among activists and friends supporting this cause is the June 1 rally in front of the White House, under the slogan “Enough! Free the Cuban Five Now!” a statement said.

That peaceful protest will demand “ending travel restrictions, taking Cuba off the unilaterally created list of state sponsors of terrorism, an end to the genocidal blockade, and the closure of the detention and torture center at the Guantanamo naval base,” the Committee stated.

The source also added that on the evening of June 1, legendary fighter Angela Davis will speak on social justice and the case of the Five at St. Stephens Church.

A delegation of Cuban immigrants resident in Miami will also attend this week of activities.

The text stressed that Rene Gonzalez, who recovered his freedom by renouncing U.S. citizenship after having completed his sentence, urged President Barack Obama to have courage and grant a pardon to his companions, still confined in federal prisons.

Organized by the International Committee, participants at Washington’s event will demand that Obama, as a 2009 Nobel Peace Prizewinner, president and lawyer, end this terrible injustice.”

Along with the hosts, parliamentarians, jurists, writers, journalists, human rights organizations and activists from Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, and Venezuela will attend the second edition of this campaign.

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