Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 activities in support of the cause of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters detained in the United States will be carried out today in over 31 countries, after 14 years of unjust punishment.

Those men turn today 14 years of lockup, hence we have promoted this campaign of denunciation, Graciela Ramirez, coordinator of the International Committee to Free the Five, told reporters.

According to Ramirez, marches in front of U.S. embassies, exhibitions, concerts, presentations of books, documentaries, and political acts, are included of today’s activities.

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez are currently serving harsh sentences for gathering information on violent plans against Cuba, forged by terrorist groups operating in U.S. soil.

Solidarity organizations in Spain will stage a rally today in Puerta del Sol Square, while associations and friendship networks with Cuba will march in front of the U.S. embassies in Portugal and Germany.

As part of those expressions of support, activities for the Five, as they are universally known, will be also held in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina , Bahamas, St. Lucia, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

According to Ramirez, solidarity groups in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Guinea Bissau, South Africa, Lebanon, and Ethiopia also join to this campaign of denunciation.

Meanwhile, activists also talked of activities in favor of those antiterrorists in the United States and Canada.

In remarks to Prensa Latina, Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Five, said that many activities will be held in San Francisco, Washington DC and other U.S. cities from today to the coming few days, demanding the return to Cuba of Gerardo, Rene, Ramon, Antonio, and Fernando.

Regarding Canada, solidarity groups held a vigil in front of the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver and a forum in the same city.

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