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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Brazilian Organizations Demand Freedom for the Cuban Five
Brasilia, Apr 7.- Representatives from 35 parties, unions, organizations and movements in Brazil are part of the Brasilia Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, the five Cuban anti terrorists held in the U.S. since 1998. This committee, which persists in their fight to obtain freedom for Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, René González, Antonio Guerrero y Fernando González, recently had a dialogue with some of the family members of the Five.
Adriana Pérez, the wife of Gerardo, and Ailí Labañino, daughter of Ramón, thanked the Committee for their work in favour of the Cuban Five. They also highlighted that with all legal resources already exhausted the only way to obtain their freedom was to pressure Barack Obama.
The coordinator of the Brasilia Comité, Helio Doyle, recalled that although the committee was only created in December of last year, they had already done several actions, like the demonstration on March 7th before the U.S. Embassy with more than 600 people. The demonstration concluded with a letter addressed to Obama to free the Cuban Five. (Taken from RHC)