Cindy Sheehan Backs Cuban Five Campaign in USA

U.S. pacifist Cindy Sheehan expressed in Washington her support to the international day of solidarity and denunciation to be held in Washington from Jun. 4 to 11 dedicated to the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States.

Sheehan joined a growing group of individuals who support the 3rd international campaign “5 Days for the Cuban 5″in Washington DC, organized by the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.

The event, which will gather lawyers, parliamentarians, religious people, writers, intellectuals, labor leaders and activists, will demand once again to President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to release Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino.

So far only two members of the Cuban Five (René González and Fernando González) have been released after fully serving their wrongful convictions.

A number of known people have already added their names including academic Noam Chomsky, actor Danny Glover, writer and professor Angela Davis, journalist and writer Ignacio Ramonet, Ret. U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Mexican anthropologist and writer Gilberto Lopez y Rivas, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Mayor of Richmond, CA Gayle McLaughlin, among others.

Sheehan, who lost her son in the war waged by the U.S. in Iraq, has publicly stated that she loves the families of the Five.

She has also reiterated her solidarity with the Cuban people, which, he says, fights for peace and justice.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, known internationally as the Cuban Five, were detained in 1998 and given harsh prison sentences for monitoring Miami-based terrorist groups operating against Cuba.

 

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