The Cuban 5 came to south Florida from Cuba to infiltrate, observe and report on the U.S.-based and supported paramilitaries who had bombed Cuban hotels and restaurants, causing injury and even death to innocent people.
On Sept. 12, 1998, the Cuban 5 were arrested, denied a change of trial venue just 30 miles outside of the inflamed sentiment in Miami, convicted on a sketchy catchall charge of conspiracy and sentenced to harsh prison terms — yes, prison terms for opposing terrorism.
While two have served their complete, unjust sentences and have returned to their Cuban families, three remain in prison: Gerardo Hernández Nordelo (two life terms plus 15 years); Ramón Labañino Salazar (30 years) and Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez (21 years plus 10 months).
Make a jury of millions to help end this injustice. Join people from around the world at the third “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington, D.C., from June 4 to June 11. Find details, the program and more information at 5daysfortheCuban5.com