Feds fail in blocking money transfers for Free the Five ad
From Free The Five.org
The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is pleased to announce that the wire transfers seized by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Wachovia Bank have been released into the bank account held by “International Peace for Cuba Appeal.”
These transfers came from the Coordinadora Andaluza de Solidaridad con Cuba, from Andalucía, Spain, and the National Coordinator for the French Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and will help pay for the upcoming ad in the New York Times publicizing the case of the Cuban Five.
The Committee celebrates the release of the funds as a major victory, and condemns the U.S. government’s unjust policy of abridging the free speech rights of organizations working in solidarity with Cuba.
REMINDER – LOOK OUT FOR THE CUBAN FIVE AD IN THE NY TIMES: a full page ad on the Cuban Five will appear in the New York Times on any day from February 26 to March 10 (except Saturdays and Sundays).
Several dedicated lawyers worked tirelessly and without pay behind-the-scenes to get these funds unblocked. They are to be congratulated!