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Vol. 75/No. 36      October 10, 2011

Cuban 5: For a world
free of death penalty
AP/Savannah Morning News

The message below was sent by Ramón Labañino on behalf of the Cuban Five. Troy Davis (above during 1991 trial), an African-American framed-up for the 1989 killing of a Savannah, Ga., cop, was executed September 21. Even though seven of nine nonpolice witnesses recanted or changed their testimony, several saying the police pressured them to falsely name Davis the killer, the Georgia and U.S. Supreme Courts refused to grant a new trial.

Brothers and sisters:

We feel deeply the horrific execution of Troy Davis. It is another terrible injustice and stain on the history of this country. We join in the pain felt by his relatives, friends and brothers across the world. Now we have another cause, another flag, to pursue our struggle for a better world for all, free of the death penalty and barbarism.

In Troy’s honor, and all the innocents of the world, we must continue, united, until the final victory!

Our most heart-felt condolences!

Five fraternal embraces,

Antonio Guerrero
Fernando González
Gerardo Hernández
René González
Ramón Labañino

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