[act-ma] 6/24 - Free the Cuban Five! Rally @ Gov't Center - Tues. 4:30 to 6:00
July 26th Coalition
info at july26.org
Sat Jun 21 07:05:40 PDT 2008
*FREE THE CUBAN FIVE NOW!
*EXTRADITE LUIS POSADA CARRILES!
**Tues. June 24th - 4:30 to 6:00 PM
**Government Center T-Stop*
Join A.N.S.W.E.R. Boston, the July 26th Coalition and other local
organizations in rallying for the freedom of the men known as the Cuban
On June 4th, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unjust
convictions of the Five. Emergency demonstrations have taken place in
over 25 cities around the world since the decision. As their 10th year
of imprisonment approaches on September 12th of this year, supporters of
the Cuban Five demand more energetically than ever that the Bush
administration grant their immediate freedom.
Map and Directions
_Public Transportation:_ Green/Blue to Gov't Center, Orange to State or
Red to Park St.*
*Who are the Cuban Five?*
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González
and René González are five Cuban men who were engaged in a peaceful
mission to stop Miami-based right-wing organizations from continuing to
carry out terrorist attacks against Cuba.
The Cuban Five had infiltrated the Miami terrorist groups to monitor and
prevent attacks. The Five harmed no one, they possessed no weapons, and
they saved lives.
Instead of prosecuting the terrorists, the FBI arrested the Cuban Five
on Sept. 12, 1998. They were placed in 17 months of solitary
confinement, and the judge denied the defense attorneys' motions to move
the trial out of the politically-charged, anti-Cuba environment of Miami.
In June 2001, in a gross miscarriage of justice, the Five were convicted
on false charges of espionage conspiracy and other charges, and
sentenced to four life sentences and 77 years collectively.
*EXTRADITE THE TERRORIST POSADA CARRILES!*
Just as outrageous as the railroading of the Cuban Five, is the complete
impunity granted to the Miami terrorists by the U.S. government. In
fact, the U.S. government has helped fund the terrorists.
For almost 50 years, the anti-Cuba terrorist network in Miami has
enjoyed an open and free reign of terror against Cuba. More than 3,400
Cuban people have died as a result of their terrorist attacks.
For example, Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch are responsible for
a long string of terrorist actions, including the murder of 73
passengers and crew in the bombing of a Cuban airliner in October 1976,
which they carried out from Venezuela. Yet they walk the streets freely
in Miami while the Cuban Five are imprisoned.
Although the Venezuelan government has demanded Posada's extradition
ever since his illegal entry into the United States in March 2005, the
Bush administration has refused to even reply to Venezuela's request.
We demand that the U.S. extradite Posada Carriles to stand trial for his
For more information on the Cuban Five, please visit www.freethefive.org
If you would like more information on Tuesday's rally or to get involved
with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, please call 857-334-5084 or
email *Boston at ANSWERCoalition.org <mailto:boston at answercoalition.org>*.
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