European Petition to Free the Miami Five launched
Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 January 2007
Appeal for signatures
The Free the Miami Five Campaign has announced the launch of a Europe-wide petition in support of the Miami Five.
For the past 8 years, the Miami Five have been unjustly held in US prisons. Their plight is, however, almost unknown within the U.S.A. As the role of the American public is extraordinary important in this case, the European coordinating committee of the various Free the Five campaigns has decided to address an open letter to the American people.
To sign the petition go to:
The letter is available in several European languages
WHO ARE THE MIAMI FIVE?
Five Cubans who were trying to stop Miami based terrorist groups from carrying out violent actions against the people of Cuba. They were found guilty of charges ranging from murder to espionage by a court in Miami, which relied on the evidence of convicted terrorists. All are innocent of the charges brought against them. Extensive intimidation of jurists by these same terrorists was a feature of the trial. They are currently appealing their convictions.
The release and exoneration of the five victims of this obvious miscarriage of justice.