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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cindy Sheehan Promotes Solidarity with Cuban Five in Sweden

Havana, Cuba, March 14.- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, from the U.S., gave a lecture in Stockholm about the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in her country, in an effort to raise solidarity.

Sheehan expressed her respect for the five Cubans and their families and noted that she felt attached to them right from the moment she learned about their case in an International Peace Meeting that took place in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2006, reported several media outlets.  

She talked about the excessive and unfair sentences imposed on Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez, and insisted particularly on the fact that the latter is in danger as he was forced to stay in the U.S. on probation for three years after having served his 15-year term in prison.

The activist took the opportunity to call organizations of solidarity and friendship from her country and the rest of the world to support the “5 Days for the Cuban 5” campaign, and all related activities that will take place from April 17 to 21 in Washington.

The actions scheduled include an event with the participation of U.S. and international personalities; showing of documentaries in universities and other public spaces; media outreach; meetings with religious groups, and placing thousands of “Obama Give me Five” posters at key points in the city and publish ads in several media outlets.

Sheehan is in Sweden, after visiting Ireland, with the purpose of promoting actions in solidarity with the Cuban Five and meet with Nobel Prize winners John Hume and Mairead Maguire.

Her itinerary in Europe includes as well, meeting with groups in support of Cuba, church leaders, artistic and political personalities, and parliament members. (ACN).


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