Journalism students and professionals on the island, in order to give continuity to the recent expression of solidarity with The Five of three Argentinean youngsters who climbed the highest South American peak in January to demand the immediate release from prison of these patriots, organized the project “From the Aconcagua to the Turquino Peak”, with the same purpose.

The journey includes a tour of the area of military operations of Commander Ernesto (Che) Guevara at the Sierra Maestra Mountains during the 1956-1958 liberation war, and will end at the Turquino Peak, the highest point of Cuban geography, located at some 1,974 meters above sea level.

Organizers said that this action in favor of the cause of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, joins the international clamor for their immediate release from prison.

The Five, in US jails since 1998, were unjustly condemned to long sentences for monitoring the activities of counterrevolutionary factions of Cuban origin in US territory.

For five decades, these terrorist groups have organized acts of sabotage and attacks against the Cuban people, which have resulted in thousands of deaths and people being injured, and considerable damage to the island’s economy.

The aim of the caravan is to get to the top of the Turquino Peak on Sunday, March 14, coinciding with Cuban Press Day.

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