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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Residents in Camagüey Demand Freedom for the Cuban 5
Camagüey, Apr 17.- Inhabitants of the Cuban eastern province of Camagüey joined the 5 for 5 Campaign, which began today in Washington D.C. and seeks to redouble actions in favour of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who are serving unjust sentences in US jails.
Gathered outside the local office of the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP), workers, local students and foreign grant holders who take university courses in this town demanded the immediate release of René, Ramón, Gerardo, Fernando and Antonio.
Miyannis Torres, who heads the José Martí Pioneer Organization in Camagüey province, reaffirmed
the commitment to the cause of these contemporary heroes, who have remained unjustly behind bars for over 14 years.
On behalf of students from several nations who are studying in Camagüey, Colombian doctor Yohanna Valdeblánquez, who heads the International Committee in Solidarity with the Cuban 5, called to multiply actions so that these anti-terrorist fighters can return home with their relatives.
High-level sportsmen of the past, referees and mothers of athletes with prominence in this province also attended the gathering.
The 5 for 5 Campaign in Camagüey, some 530 km from Havana, will also include special meetings in workplaces, concerts and film screenings.
Like the campaign summoned by the International Committee in Solidarity with the Cuban 5 in Washington D.C., the campaign underway in Camagüey will run through April 21st. (Radio Cadena Agramonte)