USA: Fourth Day for Release of Cuban 5

Washington, Apr 20.- The campaign "Five Days for the Cuban Five" to demand that the Barack Obama government release five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons immediately is taking place for fourth consecutive day in this capital on Friday. One of most significant events is the debate "Obama Give Me Five" on April 20 and 21.

Presentations about the need to put an end to Washington's blockade on Cuba, the lifting of travel bans on U.S. citizens and the release of the Cuban Five, as they are known internationally, will be discussed on Friday, according to the website of the International Committee to Free the Five, which is sponsoring the event.

Guests includes Father Miguel d'Escoto, former president of the UN General Assembly, and former U.S. diplomat in Cuba Wayne Smith, Attorney Jose Pertierra and U.S. activist Cindy Sheehan, who will participate as speakers.

Saturday's activities include the arrival of buses from many parts of the country at the White House, with posters, flags and placards to send a big message to President Barack Obama: Freedom Ride for the Cuban 5, states the Committee website.

The large number of responses to the request for meetings is a very positive sign for those fighting for the cause of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez (the Cuban Five).

The Cuban Five were arrested on September 12, 1998, in Miami. (Prensa Latina)