A new day of solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban Five, unjustly imprisoned in the United States, will begin Wednesday in Washington, with the participation of parliamentarians from ten countries, lawyers, religious leaders, mayors, writers, artists and activists peace.
The third “Day Five Days for the Five” includes a conference called “New Era in Cuba-United States relations” where issues like the scandal is addressed by recent revelations of programs against Cuba from U.S. Agency for Development International (USAID, for its acronym in English) and cultural exchanges between the two nations.
Meanwhile, in another space will discuss the blockade, the hostile policy against Cuba and updating the case of the Five, convicted for warning their country about terrorist activities planned by extremists on U.S. soil.
Also, the documentary “Justice in London”, by Cuban filmmaker Roberto Chile, and “The sexual revolution in Cuba,” the late filmmaker Saul Landau and journalist will be screened.
In addition, this day falls within a special context, when growing international clamor for a change in U.S. policy toward Cuba, nations whose links were broken unilaterally by Washington in 1961.
The event will run until June 11 and aims to raise international political pressure for a definitive solution to the case of the Five.The September 12 will mark 16 years of the arrest in Miami (southern U.S.) of five Cuban agents. So far, only Fernando González and René González met all of their sentences and returned to their homeland.
On the other hand, remain in prison Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino, who were sentenced to life imprisonment.
In 2005, the United Nations concluded that the arrest of the Five was arbitrary and remedy the situation demanded. However, Washington ignores the request and the like who have received from around the world.