Press Conference to Announce Beginning of "5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington DC"





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Published on May 31, 2013

--RENÉ GONZÁLEZ OF THE CUBAN 5 SPEAKS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR THE FIRST TIME -- Washington, DC -- Starting May 30th through June 5th, 2013, representatives from 22 countries will participate in a series of activities calling for changing US policies towards Cuba and for the freedom of the Cuban 5.

RENÉ GONZÁLEZ, one of the Cuban 5 was released in October 2011 but had to remain in the US for three more years under supervised probation. Just recently, in a two-week authorized visit due to the death of his father, Gonzalez was allowed to stay in Cuba after renouncing his US citizenship. Incarcerated in US prisons since 1998, the internationally known Cuban 5 came to the United States in the 1990's to monitor the activities of right-wing anti-Cuba groups responsible for carrying out terrorist acts against Cuba that have resulted in the deaths of close to 3,500 people since 1959. The other four remain in US prisons.

For a list of all the week's activities, go to:

RENÉ GONZÁLEZ, the first of the Cuban 5 to be released; live from Havana
IGNACIO RAMONET, Spanish writer and former editor-in-chief of Le Monde Diplomatique, author of "100 Hours with Fidel"
DOLORES HUERTA, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2012
WAYNE SMITH, former Chief of US Interests Section in Havana during Carter administration; currently Senior Fellow at Center for International Policy

WHERE: National Press Club 14th St. NW, Bloomberg Rm.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 9 AM

The 5 Days for the Cuban 5 is being organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 and sponsored by Institute for Policy Studies

International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
PO BOX 22455 Oakland, CA 94609 USA
+1 510 219-0092 | www.thecuban5.org | info@thecuban5.org


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