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 Call to increase actions to free the Five
November 21, 2013
THE 9th International Colloquium for the Liberation of the Five and Against Terrorism, which took place in the eastern province of Holguín (November 13-17) and was attended by 300-plus delegates from 51 countries, ended with determination to win the struggle.

Message from Ramón Labañino to the 9th Colloquium
November 21, 2013

DEAR sisters and brothers,
 This 9th Colloquium for the freedom of the Five really has been special given the even larger attendance of brothers and sisters from all over the world, for the enthusiasm and initiatives, for the effort, but, above all, for the great love with which you undertake all your work for the good of Cuba and everyone.


 
9th Colloquium for the Five

November 15, 2013
HOLGUIN.—The exposition Yo me muero como viví, comprising 15 watercolors in which one of the Five, Antonio Guerrero, captures moments of the first months of their unjust and cruel imprisonment, was a strong preamble to the 9th International Colloquium for the Liberation of the Five and Against Terrorism, which began November 12 with friends of Cuba from all parts of the world.

 Cuba sings for its heroes

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eptember 20, 2013
IT couldn’t be any other way. Five innocent Cubans have completed 15 years of unjust imprisonment in the United States, five Cubans who left everything behind to protect the life and tranquility of an entire country. Thousands of Havana residents are fully aware of this and added their voices to those of some 30 artists to the demand that the U.S. government immediately free these anti-terrorist heroes.
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Comments delivered by René
- Message from Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
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Message from Ramón Labañino Salazar
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Message from Fernando González Llort
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Message from Antonio Guerrero

 Solidarity events throughout the country
September 20, 2013
EVENTS took place in all the country’s provinces and municipalities with the intention of sending a message to the U.S. government to release the five anti-terrorists heroes detained 15 years ago in that country.

 15 Years is Enough!

September 20, 2013
UNDER the maxim 15 Years is Enough!, the International Encounter of Solidarity for the Freedom of the Five concluded September 12 in Havana with a commitment to intensify actions to secure the liberation of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters.

Voices for the Five worldwide

September 19, 2013
WASHINGTON.—Under a burning sun, right at midday on September 12, a group of activists gathered outside the White House to demand that U.S. President Barack Obama immediately release the Five.

Cuba denounces unjust imprisonment of its anti-terrorists in USA
September 19, 2013
GENEVA.—Cuba has once again denounced the case of the Five at the UN Human Rights Council, PL reports.


Singing for justice
September 19, 2013
IN the presence of President Raúl Castro, a Gala was held September 11 honoring the Five Cuban Heroes, arrested 15 years ago for defending their country from acts of terrorism.

Havana University for the Five
September 19, 2013
DURING the UH por los Cinco event, students at the University of Havana (UH) met this September 12 to demand the liberation of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González, still imprisoned in the United States.

March for the Five
September 19, 2013
CONVENED by the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC), the Solidarity with the Five Committee and the Cuban Friendship Institute, a notable representation of Havana residents marched to the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Tribunal to demand the liberation of Cubans Fernando, Ramón, Gerardo and Antonio, unjustly incarcerated in U.S. prisons. The march coincided with the 15th anniversary of their arrest.

Fill Cuba with yellow ribbons on September 12
September 6, 2013
Address by René González, anti-terrorist fighter and Hero of the Republic of Cuba, on Cuban television, September 3, 2013


Events in the U.S. to denounce continued imprisonment of Cuban anti-terrorists, 15 years after their arrest

September 6, 2013
WASHINGTON.— At least eight public events will take place September 11-17 in Washington, D.C., New York and Boston to denounce the imprisonment of the Cuban Five, 15 years after their arrest.

It's just a journey, Saul, the other isn't true
August 28, 2013
GERARDO Hernández Nordelo, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, has sent a heartfelt message to his friend Saul Landau, the outstanding U.S. filmmaker and journalist, who is currently facing a serious illness. Saul visited Gerardo on a number of occasions, together with the actor Danny Glover.

Vigil for the Cuban Five outside the White House
August 22, 2013
WASHINGTON.—A vigil outside the White House has been convened for September 12, the 15th anniversary of the incarceration of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters sentenced in a rigged trial in Miami.

“We will celebrate the best birthday of all together in our eternal Cuba” 
August 19, 2013
WASHINGTON.—Ramón Labañino, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists sentenced to long prison terms in the United States, affirmed optimism in relation to his return to the country in a message to his compañero Fernando González, who celebrated his 50th birthday on August 18.

"I will die as I have lived"  Watercolors by Antonio Guerrero exhibited in U.S.
May 23, 2013
THE exposition "Me muero como viví" (I Will Die as I Have Lived), composed of 15 watercolors painted by Antonio (Tony) Guerrero, a decorated Hero of the Republic of Cuba, was inaugurated May 15 in the headquarters of Casa Maryland, a Latino community organization established in 1985, among the most important of its kind in the state.

Pastoral Platform demands justice for the Five
May 23, 2013
MEETING in Matanzas, the Cuban Pastoral Platform approved a statement supporting family reunification for the Five, "to put an end to an injustice which has continued unnecessarily over time."

Five Days for the Five in Washington
May 23, 2013
THE important Afro-American leader Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, leader of the Farmworkers Union, European Union parliamentarian Gianni Vattimo, as well as Chilean legislators Hugo Gutiérrez and Alejandro Navarro, in addition to other intellectuals and figures from around the world have confirmed their participation in the Five Days for the Five in Washington.

Ramón Labañino salutes René González’ presence in Cuba
May 8, 2013
WASHINGTON, May 7.—Ramón Labañino, one of the Cuban anti-terrorists sentenced and incarcerated in the United States, stated that the presence of René González in his homeland “is as if part of us is already home.”

Message from the Five
May Day message from Ramón, in the name of the Five

May 3, 2013
ON this May 1, International Workers’ Day! embraces and infinite love from the Five who, even from this frontline combat trench, always accompany you in every effort, every activity and every undertaking for the good of Cuba and the world.

San Francisco welcomes Antonio Guerrero’s paintings

April 2, 2013
WASHINGTON.—A large number of San Francisco residents were present for the opening of the Endemic Butterflies of Cuba collection of paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists detained in the United States.

Women of Steel support the Cuban Five

March 22, 2013
THE case of the Cuban 5 is known by unions across Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries because on several occasions the mothers and wives of the Five have been invited to speak at labor conferences in those countries. And now in the United States, for the first time, hundreds of women from the United Steelworkers (USW) got to hear about the injustice committed against the Five and their families.

Cuban Pastoral Council confirms solidarity with the Five

February 13. 2013
CLOSE to two years after it was founded, the Cuban Pastoral Council remains committed to the cause of the Five, its coordinator, Reverend Pablo Odén Marichal, affirmed in a press conference at the International Press Center.

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR WORLD EQUILIBRIUM
U.S. court to review decision allowing government to conceal evidence proving Five’s innocence

February 7. 2013
IF the evidence relating to the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters concealed by the U.S. government were to be released, it would provide irrefutable and convincing arguments to prove their innocence, free them immediately and allow them to return to their homeland.

The case of the Five is the DNA of a grand lie

February 13. 2013
THE rigged legal prosecution of the Five amounts to the DNA of a grand lie orchestrated by the United States. In this way, National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada defined the situation of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters serving unjust prison terms in that country.

Message from the Cuban Five

February 10. 2013
To our dear Cuban people:
The arduous year of 2012 has come to a conclusion, with its tremendous battles and important victories, with the difficult experience caused by Hurricane Sandy, from which we are recovering, but above all with a tremendous demonstration of the fact that unity among all Cubans, and loyalty to our patriotic ideals, will always allow us to succeed in any effort and overcome every challenge.


Message from Alicia Alonso to family members of the Five

December.18.12
"HOW proud the family members must be of the five heroes, these men who honor us all with their courage, integrity and human sensibility!

Cuban intellectuals and artists call on Obama to free the Five
December.13.12
 REPRESENTATIVES of the Cuban artistic and literary vanguard have called on President Barack Obama to exercise his executive authority and release the five Cuban anti-terrorists, victims of injustice in the United States.

Colloquium for the Five in Holguín
November. 27.12
HOLGUIN.— More than 340 delegates from 47 countries, as well as ambassadors from the Spanish-speaking nations of ALBA and Haiti, are taking part in the 7th International Colloquium for the liberation of the five Cuban heroes and against terrorism, from November 28 through December 1 in this eastern city, AIN reports.

Danny Glover defends the Five at Howard University
November 27.12
WASHINGTON.—Well-known actor Danny Glover defended the cause of the five Cuban anti-terrorists detained in the United States on a panel organized at Howard University in this capital, according to a press release.

Breaking the wall of silence around the Five

November 3.12
DURING a recent visit to the island, members of the Por los caminos del Che international solidarity brigade detailed actions in their countries directed at breaking the media silence around the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorists serving unjust sentences in the United States.

LASA Congress calls for the release of the Five
June 8, 2012
CALIFORNIA,— Academics from various countries joined forces with others in the United States calling for the release of the Cuban Five, unjustly tried and convicted in U.S. courts for monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist groups in Miami.

5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington D.C.
April 26, 2012
Brick by brick the mainstream media wall of silence surrounding the case of the Cuban Five is coming down. Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International Committee for the Release of the Cuban Five told Cubadebate: "We have managed to break through the mainstream media a bit. Univisión had impartial coverage for the first time."

René writes his brother Roberto

March 5, 2012
René González has sent a moving letter to his brother Roberto who is gravely ill with cancer. The same day, through his lawyer, he filed a motion requesting permission to travel to Cuba and visit his brother in a Havana hospital. The motion notes that these types of requests for international travel by individuals on parole have been granted in the past. The judge has not yet responded to the motion

U.S. editorial denounced for distorting events
January.11.12
WASHINGTON.— The Cuban Interests Section here in the U.S. capital denounced an editorial in The Washington Post which distorts events related to Cuba, including the prosecution of Alan Gross and the case of the Five Cuban anti-terrorists incarcerated in the United States.
 

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ADDRESS OF PRISONERS

ANTONIO
GUERRERO
RODRÍGUEZ

FERNANDO
GONZÁLEZ
LLORT

GERARDO
HERNÁNDEZ
NORDELO

RAMÓN
LABAÑINO
SALAZAR

RENÉ
GONZÁLEZ
SEHWERERT

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