Chess Simultaneous Match in Argentina in honor of Cuban Five

Chess Simultaneous Match in Argentina in honor of Cuban Five
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13 October 2014
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This solidarity group will organize the event under the slogan "From Che to Tony, from Cuba to Argentina" and this match will be played on October 25 at the square of the Obelisque, monument considered an icon of Buenos Aires, built in 1936 to commemorate the 4th centennial of the city's foundation.

The Committee has as its members legislators, trade unionists, academicians and affiliates to other parties and social groups. It has been carrying out an active campaign in favor of the freedom of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino.

The three have been in jail for over 16 years in high-security penitentiaries in different regions of the United States, detention that a legal panel at the UN decreed as illegal and arbitrary for having been condemned in a biased and politically stained process in Miami.

The other two, Fernando and Rene Gonzalez were freed in 2014 and 2013 after serving their complete sentences of 16 and 15 years, respectively.

According to the program of the Match, participants will be players and teachers of the chess organization Peon Vuelve, open to all those who want to take part and play with the chessplayers, says the summon that began circulating today over the social networks.

There will also be an Open Radio through which people will be able to learn the truth about The Five, as they are known worldwide in the campaign against terrorism and for their freedom.

The Argentinean Committee for the Five is collecting signatures for a letter that will be delivered next 28th October at the Embassy of the United States in Buenos Aires, addressed to President Barack Obama, demanding the end of the illegal and morally unsustainable blockade on the island.

Also, in another part of the letter, people who sign it demand the immediate freedom of Gerardo, Ramon and Antonio.

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