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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nicaragua Organizes Event to Demand Release of Cuban Five

Managua, Apr 19.- Nicaraguan organizations are preparing an event to demand that the U.S. government release the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons since 1998.

According to Freddy Franco, leader of the National Workers Front (FNT), the political-cultural activity, scheduled for April 20, will join the international campaign that began on Tuesday in Washington to demand the release of the Cuban Five.

The support for this campaign was one of the agreements reached at the 12th National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, held in Managua last weekend, whose first working session was closed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Nicaragua in the first line of solidarity with Cuba, said Rosario Murillo, coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council, at the meeting. The president praised Cuba's human values transmitted to other peoples worldwide, including Nicaragua.

Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez monitored the activities of U.S.-based terrorist groups that were planning acts against Cuba.

Rene Gonzalez was released from prison on October 7, 2011, but he is now serving an additional punishment for three years under supervised release in Miami, as the other four Cuban heroes are still in different U.S. prisons. (Prensa Latina).



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