Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Cuban Five: Hollywood Calls for Clemency

Actors Danny Glover and Edward Asner are calling on fellow actors to sign a petition calling for clemency on behalf of Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González, aka The Cuban Five.

The Five were arrested in 1998, for collecting information on behalf of the Cuban government on potential terrorist acts by violent ant-Cuban groups in Miami. Glover says Obama "should pardon Gerardo Hernandez and the other members of the Cuban Five. They were front line soldiers in the fight against terrorism." Ed Asner says, "Railroading of people of colour is an American industry. The Cuban Five are no exception.” See full story here.

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