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Campaign for Release of the Cuban Five Continues

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A campaign of solidarity with the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons has started in this central province with a meeting between jurists and journalists.

Gerardo Hernández, Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and René González were arrested in 1998 and given harsh sentences in a trial plagued with irregularities for informing Cuba about terrorist activities of anti-Cuban groups based in Florida.

Four of them remain in prison while Rene Gonzalez already served his sentence and was given an additional punishment of supervised release, meaning he has to remain in the United States for another three years.

In the gathering, Yoanka Rodriguez, a delegate of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples in Ciego de Avila, highlighted the need to strengthen the unity of action worldwide to achieve the return of The Cuban Five home.

The objective of the meeting is to exchange information and have an update on the case to break the wall of media silence, mainly among the US people, she explained.

During the International Drive of Solidarity with the Cuban Five, running through October 31, workers and students will hold gatherings, lectures, discussions and literary and fine arts contests.

University students and workers will also stage marches to demand the immediate release and return home of The Cuban Five to their families and people.

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