The Case of the Cuban Five: Justice or Injustice?
The Case of the Cuban Five:
Justice or Injustice?
The Cuban Five have been imprisoned in the United States for nearly 14 years and are not widely known. Yet, the outcome of their case will have a profound impact on the U.S. justice system and U.S.–Cuba relations. At the heart of their struggle is the fundamental and constitutional right of a defendant to a fair trial, and the right of Cuba to defend itself from terrorism. There is a movement in the United States and worldwide to demand their freedom.
This event took place:
Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 pm
Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness St. N.W. | Washington, DC
Featuring Danny Glover who has visited Cuban Five member Gerardo Hernández in Victorville Federal Prison several times.
- Aderson Francois, Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
- Martin Garbus, Attorney on the Cuban Five legal team, representing Gerardo Hernández
- Gloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
- Kurt L. Schmoke, Vice President and General Counsel, Howard University
- Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-2005
- Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
For more information on the Cuban Five:
updated: Novermebr 9, 2012