African-American civil rights activist Angela Davis to Attend World
Meeting on Cuban Five
African-American civil rights activist Angela Davis will attend the
4th International Colloquium on the case of the five Cuban
anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in the United States. The
forum will be held in the eastern Cuban city of Holguin on November
7th and 8th.
Angela Davis will be accompanying a group of outstanding American
intellectuals that will join hundreds of Cuba solidarity activists
from 35 countries, as well as foreign youth studying in Cuba.
The event is organized by the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) and
will be hosted by the Expo-Holguin Exhibit and Conference Center.
Participants will demand the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio
Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino, better
known as the Cuban Five. Relatives of the Five will take part in the
event via the Internet. An exhibit of paintings by Antonio Guerrero
will be displayed at the Conference Center.
The Cuban Five were framed and arrested by FBI agents in 1998.
Following a biased trial held in the U.S. city of Miami, they were
given harsh sentences. Their only "crime" had been to collect
information on South Florida-based ultra-right, anti-Cuba terrorist
Angela Davis will Join International Forum on the Cuban Five
HOLGUIN, Cuba, Nov 1 (acn) Outstanding US civil rights activist
Angela Davis will attend the 4th International Colloquium on the case
of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in US jails, to be
held in this eastern city next November 7 and 8.
The African-American activist will be accompanied by a group of US
personalities, who will also take part at the forum, along with
hundreds of friends of Cuba from 35 countries of the world, and
foreign youths taking different courses in Cuban education centers.
Journalists, lawyers, writers, movie makers and other professionals
will gather at the Expo-Holguin exhibit and conference center for the
event, which has been organized by the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP).
During the gathering, participants will demand the release of Gerardo
Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez and
Ramon Labañino, internationally known as the Cuban Five.
Relatives of the Five will participate at the event by means of an
interactive forum. The event will also count on an exhibit of
drawings by Antonio Guerrero.
ICAP representative in Holguin, Amauri Torno, told the Cuban News
Agency that a CD titled "Libertad que viene" encompassing musicalized
poems written by Ramon Labañino will be launched at the local
Ismaelillo movie theatre, as part of the forum's activities.
The Cuban Five were framed and arrested by FBI agents in 1998 and
submitted to a biased trial in the US city of Miami after they had
collected information on South Florida-based ultra-right
organizations that have undertaken terrorist actions against the
Cuban people over the past four decades.