Art will Out
April 20, 2012 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Two Cubans are exhibiting their art in Britain – despite being imprisoned in the US.
The pair are members of the so-called Miami Five, who were jailed in the US in 2001 at the conclusion of a controversial trial.
They are Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernández and their work will be exhibited alongside that of many other cuban artists.
There is a National Committee to Free the Cuban Five.
posted by adamvasco (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It is really, REALLY, hard to locate any independent information about the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. Not sure what that means, but I don't know if I like it. They are clearly fans of Fidel, and I don't see them doing any art exhibits in favor of releasing the roughly 165 (as per the BBC) political prisoners within Cuba. I guess the "Cuban Five" is catchier than the "Cuban 165".

Anyway, bet you thought you weren't getting any comments, didja? ;-)
posted by Brocktoon at 11:20 PM on April 20, 2012

Well thanks for the follow up to my comment!
posted by Brocktoon at 12:55 PM on April 22, 2012

The Cuba Solidarity campaign seems to be run out of the Unite regional office in Hackney.
I don't understand why you are trying to equate 165 prisoners in Cuba with 5 in the USA.
What is being discussed by implication here is justice in the USA and not justice in Cuba.
Part of the evidence in the next stage of appeal is that many Miami journalists who vilified the Five during their 2000-2001 trial were on the U.S. government payroll, the same government that was prosecuting the Five.
posted by adamvasco at 3:14 PM on April 22, 2012

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