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Boston Says, "Free The Miami 5!"
by International Action Center/Boston Peace for
Email: iacboston (nospam) iacboston.org
Address: 31 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
10 Feb 2002
Free the Miami Five! New England Meeting in Solidarity with the Miami 5; Thursday, February 21 — 7:00 pm Cambridge Family YMCA, 820 Mass Ave — Central Square
Free the Miami Five!
New England Meeting in Solidarity with the Miami 5
Thursday, February 21 — 7:00 pm
Cambridge Family YMCA, 820 Mass Ave — Central Square
Come to a discussion and update on their fight — featuring
Diplomat, Cuban Interest Section, Washington, DC
Co-Chair, Free the Five Committee, Miami
Coordinator, Antonio Maceo Brigade, Miami
National Coordinator, International Peace for Cuba Appeal
National Co-Coordinator, International Action Center
Performance by The Cast of ¡PRESENTE! with Richard Cambridge
$5 donation requested
To view a leaflet for this event and download a PDF version go to
"Tried to Stop Anti-Cuba Terrorism: Miami 5 Get Heavy Sentences"
by Gloria La Riva, Miami
(+ read defense statements in english and spanish )
On June 8, a jury in a federal courtroom in Miami handed down guilty
verdicts against five Cubans - René Gonzáles, Ramon Labaniño,Fernando
González, Antonio Guerrero and Gerado Hernánez - on 23 charges of "spying"
for the government of Cuba. Their crime was monitoring right wing terrorist
groups in the US like Alpha 66, Brothers to the Rescue, Omega 7 and others
who have carried out bombings and other terrorist actions against the
people of Cuba.
The arrests and convictions of the five are an attack directed not only at
Cuba but at democratic rights in the United States. FBI agents broke into
their homes repeatedly over the three years prior to the arrests, violating
the Fourth Amendment protection against arbitrary search and seizure. The
prosecution's 'evidence' consisted of information the FBI claimed to have
collected in these raids, and from short-wave radio transmissions
governments asserted they intercepted between Havana and the defendants. No
evidence of any military secrets being stolen from the United States and
turned over to Cuba was ever presented.
Sponsors and Endorsers:
July 26 Coalition
Box 1279, Cambridge, MA 02238
member of the National Network on Cuba (NNOC)
International Action Center/Boston Peace for Cuba Appeal
Community Church of Boston