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Holguin Opens Colloquium for The Five’s Release

Holguin with wide opened arms recieves pro-Cuban Five activists to demand freedom for The Five

By Arnaldo Vargas Castro / / Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Holguin opens its doors to the pro-Cuban Five activists coming from different parts of Cuba and the world, who will attend the 9th International Colloquium for the Release of The Five and against Terrorism, which is hosted in this north-eastern province since today till November 17th.

As part of the Forum a photo exhibit titled “Yo me muero como vivi” (I Die the Way I Lived) by Cuban Five Antonio Guerrero was opened at the La Periquera Museum.

The Colloquium is especially dedicated to late Venezuela President Hugo Chavez Frias for his unconditional support of the Cuban Five cause, but also to the African Union, for its historic relations with Cuba.

A minute book on The Five by noted Azerbaijani intellectual and friend of Cuba, Sarifa Salanova, will be launched in the event.

A lecture on the use of new information technologies and their response to the media’s wall of silence on The Five and the distortion by the world’s main streams on the case will be given.

An international round table discussion will be broadcast live from Holguin TV studios.

The youths will be active these days with their participation in several activities like in the Cycling Race for the Release of The Five, but also in a massive open tribune to take place at the Monument to Che plaza, and the climbing of the Hill of the Cross.

Irma Sehwerert, mother to Cuban Five Rene Gonzalez. Photo: Arnaldo Vargas The Colloquium also comprises share of experience and information on the Cuban Five case, artistic presentations and community meetings in Holguin city and other five municipalities, which are one of the many ways to demand justice and freedom for Gerardo, Ramon Antonio and Fernando, yet unfairly held in the US despite having opposed terrorism.

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