Washington, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentarians from around the world, lawyers, religious leaders, mayors, writers, artists, peace activists and others will meet today in the nation”s capital, for another event to express solidarity with the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States. A conference called “A New Era in US-Cuba Relations” that includes several panels, the exhibition of cartoons by Gerardo Hernández “Humor from my Pen” and 15 watercolors by Antonio Guerrero “I will die as I lived”, and other books, are part of this third annual “Five Days for the Cuban Five in Washington DC” event.
As confirmed by Prensa Latina, the panels will examine the scandal that emerged from the recent revelations of anti-Cuba programs sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), but will also review the cultural exchanges during the current administration of President Barack Obama.
The subject of terrorism against Cuba and updates on the case of the Five will be an important part of the agenda, with the participation of a prestigious group of experts.
Of the five Cubans convicted for having warned their country of terrorist activities planned by extremist elements on U.S. soil, only Fernando González and René González have fully completed their disproportionate sentences and are back in Cuba.
The three of the Cuban Five who remain in prison, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino, are serving a sum total of two life sentences, 66 years plus 10 months and five years of supervised release.
This coming September 12 will mark 16 years since the arrest in Miami of these men, where they were monitoring the terrorist plans being hatched and financed from there against Cuba.