In Canada, the Vancouver Committee for the Freedom of The Five will carry out the “Yellow Ribbons” Campaign, similar to the one carried out by Cuba by antiterrorist Rene Gonzalez to demand the release from prison and return home of his four compatriots.
From September 12th through the 15th, solidarity activists of the cities of Nanaimo, Kamloops, Bowen Island and Vancouver will carry out six activities to condemn and denounce the arbitrary imprisonment suffered in the U.S. for 15 years now by the heroes Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez.
Tamara Hansen, coordinator of the Communities of Vancouver in Solidarity with Cuba, confirmed that activities, under the slogan Struggle for Rights and Justice, will include an information table on the case of The Five and political and cultural activities.
There will be live music, poetry, songs and the presentation of The Cuban Wives, a new documentary by Italian director Alberto Antonio Dandolo, which narrates the story of love and resistance of essential women in the lives of Rene (already in Cuba after serving his sentence plus a period of supervised release in the U.S.), Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio and Fernando.
Our voices, united, will echo the campaign in British Columbia, Cuba, the United States and in the entire planet, to mark these 15 years of unfair imprisonment, she pointed out.