Press Release 06/02/14

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International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5



Paul Teitelbaum Alicia Jrapko
520-762-6629 Phone: 510-219-0092
(English only) (Spanish and English)

The Cuban 5 and the Future of US-Cuban Relations

Improving the Relations between the U.S. and Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 2, 2014 – Who are the Cuban 5 and how does their case relate to the future of U.S.-Cuban Relations? Trial lawyer Martin Garbus and Canadian author Stephen Kimber answer these and other questions regarding U.S.-Cuba relations and the politically-charged case that may be the key to improving relations between the two countries. At 10:00am on Wednesday, June 3rd, at a National Press Club NewsMaker News Conference, Garbus, a key member of the Cuban 5 legal team, and Kimber, whose latest book “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five”, will explore the details of the case of The Cuban 5 and explain its place in the often complex history of U.S.-Cuba relations.

This event at the National Press Club kicks-off a week of activities entitled 5 Days for the Cuban 5. “This is the third annual 5 Days event”, explains Alicia Jrapko of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, “and its purpose is to advocate for a change of U.S. policy towards Cuba and, also, to find a humanitarian solution to the case of the Cuban 5.”

The week of activities takes place against a backdrop of increasing pressure on the Obama Administration to ease restrictions on U.S. business relationships with Cuba and to find humanitarian solutions to cases involving both countries.

The Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Lisagor Room of the National Press Club. The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th Street NW, Washington DC, 20045. See the National Press Club web site:

Read the latest article by Stephen Kimber:

For more information on the 5 Days for the Cuban 5, please visit


The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is a network of concerned citizens that spans the countries of Europe, Latin America and North America. The main objective of the International Committee is to raise awareness about the case of the Cuban 5 and find a solution to the injustice of their long imprisonment.

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