Breaking News – Cuban Five Win a New Trial!
Announcement from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
The impossible has happened, the Cuban Five, arrested and imprisoned on bogus charges, will have a new trial. The new trial was ordered based on the refusal of the courts and government to allow a change of venue outside of the obviously biased Miami. Such appeals, I was told, practically never work. But this time, it did. Wow. A whole lot of people have worked tirelessly for years to make this happen.
Today, August 9, after more than one year of weighing the evidence, the 11th Circuit Court of a Appeals vacated the trial court’s ruling against the Cuban Five and ordered a new trial with a change of venue. This is a sensational victory for the Five, the Cuban people, and the international people’s movement that supports them! The Five will now receive a new trial in a place other than Miami. This blow to the U.S. government undeniably was made possible by the hard work and growing support of progressive, justice-loving people in the U.S. and all over the world.
The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is holding a telephone press conference today with the Five’s attorney, Leonard Weinglass, the coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Gloria La Riva, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Coordinator, Brian Becker, and other activists and legal experts to discuss this landmark victory. We will send more information as soon as we have it. In the meantime, call 323-464-1636 with questions. A.N.S.W.E.R. has been a leading supporter of the Cuban Five since the beginning of the case.
VolverÃ¯Â¿Â½n! They will return!
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five