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  • FreetheCuban5 LibertadparaLosCincoCubanos
    The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 http://www.freethecuban5.com
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2006
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      The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
      http://www.freethecuban5.com
      freethecubanfive@... /freethecuban5@gmail.com
      Free the Cuban 5 Hotline: 718-601-4751
      _______________________________________________________________________________

      The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is proud to announce our
      newest campaign; "The Free the Cuban 5 New York Times Campaign"

      We are calling on all people who believe in the freedom of the Cuban 5, to
      read the letter we have written to Suzanne Daley, National News Editor of
      The New York Times, and to join us in requesting that a reporter be assigned
      to write an article on the Cuban 5.

      We ask that you either download the PDF and fax it to the number on the
      letter (212-556-7614) or cut/paste the email letter below and send it to
      national@...

      The idea is to bombard their fax machines and their email account until we
      see an article in the New York Times.  Forward this email to everyone you
      know!!

      LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNS HAVE SAVED THE LIVES OF OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS AND
      HAS GOTTEN MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THEM!!  TOGETHER WE CAN BREAK THE WALL OF
      SILENCE!!
      FREE THE CUBAN 5!!
      _______________________________________________________________________________

      Suzanne Daley
      National News Editor
      New York Times
      229 W43rd St.  New York, N.Y 10036
      Email: National@...
      Fax: 212-556-7614

      To Suzanne Daley:

      On September 12th, 1998, Fernando Gonzalez Llort, Ramon LabaƱino Salazar,
      Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, Rene Gonzalez Sehweret, and Gerardo Hernandez
      Nordelo, known throughout the world as the Cuban 5, were arrested and then
      charged by the U.S. government with a series of offenses, the most serious
      being conspiracy, the favored charge of prosecutors when they have no
      evidence that a crime occurred.

      In actuality, the Cuban 5 infiltrated Cuban-American right-wing terrorist
      organizations based in Miami to monitor their actions.  The Cuban 5
      infiltrated these organizations to protect the national sovereignty of their
      homeland Cuba and to safeguard the American populous from terrorist actions
      within the United States.  The information they gathered was shared by Cuba
      with U.S. officials.

      With a trial based in Miami, it was impossible for the Cuban 5 to receive a
      fair trial. The proceedings were threatened by Cuban American right wing
      terrorist organizations, leading defense counsel to make  motions for a
      change of venue, which were denied.  The judge, prosecution and U.S .
      government officials suppressed defense evidence and  made sure that key
      witnesses for the defense would not testify.   It was found that the
      information that the Cuban 5 had amassed was not government classified, but
      public information that did not threaten national security.  Yet in June
      2001, they were found guilty of  espionage and threatening national
      security.

      For the past 8 years an international movement of support, comprised of
      Nobel Laureates and leading human rights activists, has developed to demand
      the release of these five innocent men.  In fact the Working Group on
      Arbitration Detentions of the U.N. Human Rights Commission adopted a
      resolution in which they concluded that the Cuban 5's incarceration was
      arbitrary and recommended the U.S. government rectify the situation.  On
      August 9th, 2005, a three-judge panel of the 11th circuit court of appeals
      overturned their convictions and called for a retrial.  Unfortunately, a
      year later on August 9th, 2006, the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
      in Atlanta, Georgia, with two judges dissenting, rejected the decision made
      by the three-judge panel.

      For the past eight years, the issue of the Cuban 5 has been ignored by the
      U.S. media; with the exception of articles written by the Washington Post
      (May 2006), L.A. Times (August 2006), and The Daily News (September 2006).
      The period of time between September 12-Oct.6th has been designated by the
      support network as a time to raise awareness about the Cuban 5 and their
      case.  An article in The New York Times would help educate thousands of
      people about these innocent men.

      Therefore, I respectfully ask that a reporter of the New York Times contact
      a representative of The Popular Education Project to the Free the Cuban 5, a
      New York based initiative in support of the Cuban 5, at 718-601-4751 and
      conduct an interview; the Project will also provide additional contacts for
      interviews.   The Cuban 5 is far too important of an issue for the New York
      Times to ignore.

      Sincerely,

      Name
      Address
      Date
    • FreetheCuban5 LibertadparaLosCincoCubanos
      The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 http://www.freethecuban5.com
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 5, 2006
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        The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
        http://www.freethecuban5.com
        freethecubanfive@... /freethecuban5@gmail.com
        Free the Cuban 5 Hotline: 718-601-4751
        _______________________________________________________________________________

        The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is proud to announce our
        newest campaign; "The Free the Cuban 5 New York Times Campaign"

        We are calling on all people who believe in the freedom of the Cuban 5, to
        read the letter we have written to Suzanne Daley, National News Editor of
        The New York Times, and to join us in requesting that a reporter be assigned
        to write an article on the Cuban 5.

        We ask that you either download the PDF and fax it to the number on the
        letter (212-556-7614) or cut/paste the email letter below and send it to
        national@...

        The idea is to bombard their fax machines and their email account until we
        see an article in the New York Times.  Forward this email to everyone you
        know!!

        LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGNS HAVE SAVED THE LIVES OF OUR POLITICAL PRISONERS AND
        HAS GOTTEN MEDIA COVERAGE FOR THEM!!  TOGETHER WE CAN BREAK THE WALL OF
        SILENCE!!
        FREE THE CUBAN 5!!
        _______________________________________________________________________________

        Suzanne Daley
        National News Editor
        New York Times
        229 W43rd St.  New York, N.Y 10036
        Email: National@...
        Fax: 212-556-7614

        To Suzanne Daley:

        On September 12th, 1998, Fernando Gonzalez Llort, Ramon LabaƱino Salazar,
        Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, Rene Gonzalez Sehweret, and Gerardo Hernandez
        Nordelo, known throughout the world as the Cuban 5, were arrested and then
        charged by the U.S. government with a series of offenses, the most serious
        being conspiracy, the favored charge of prosecutors when they have no
        evidence that a crime occurred.

        In actuality, the Cuban 5 infiltrated Cuban-American right-wing terrorist
        organizations based in Miami to monitor their actions.  The Cuban 5
        infiltrated these organizations to protect the national sovereignty of their
        homeland Cuba and to safeguard the American populous from terrorist actions
        within the United States.  The information they gathered was shared by Cuba
        with U.S. officials.

        With a trial based in Miami, it was impossible for the Cuban 5 to receive a
        fair trial. The proceedings were threatened by Cuban American right wing
        terrorist organizations, leading defense counsel to make  motions for a
        change of venue, which were denied.  The judge, prosecution and U.S.
        government officials suppressed defense evidence and  made sure that key
        witnesses for the defense would not testify.   It was found that the
        information that the Cuban 5 had amassed was not government classified, but
        public information that did not threaten national security.  Yet in June
        2001, they were found guilty of  espionage and threatening national
        security.

        For the past 8 years an international movement of support, comprised of
        Nobel Laureates and leading human rights activists, has developed to demand
        the release of these five innocent men.  In fact the Working Group on
        Arbitration Detentions of the U.N. Human Rights Commission adopted a
        resolution in which they concluded that the Cuban 5's incarceration was
        arbitrary and recommended the U.S. government rectify the situation.  On
        August 9th, 2005, a three-judge panel of the 11th circuit court of appeals
        overturned their convictions and called for a retrial.  Unfortunately, a
        year later on August 9th, 2006, the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
        in Atlanta, Georgia, with two judges dissenting, rejected the decision made
        by the three-judge panel.

        For the past eight years, the issue of the Cuban 5 has been ignored by the
        U.S. media; with the exception of articles written by the Washington Post
        (May 2006), L.A. Times (August 2006), and The Daily News (September 2006).
        The period of time between September 12-Oct.6th has been designated by the
        support network as a time to raise awareness about the Cuban 5 and their
        case.  An article in The New York Times would help educate thousands of
        people about these innocent men.

        Therefore, I respectfully ask that a reporter of the New York Times contact
        a representative of The Popular Education Project to the Free the Cuban 5, a
        New York based initiative in support of the Cuban 5, at 718-601-4751 and
        conduct an interview; the Project will also provide additional contacts for
        interviews.   The Cuban 5 is far too important of an issue for the New York
        Times to ignore.

        Sincerely,

        Name
        Address
        Date
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