Breaking the Silence

Cuba Five Background

Rather than replicate all that has been written on and about the Cuban Fives’ case this background page is an index of that material, with a brief description, and links to it. We trust you find it useful - if you know of others who would like to read this material but do not have internet access let us know and we’ll mail material to them.

 Mission Against Terror                                                                  Click here

A movie that portraits the background to the Cuban Fives mission in the US


Leonard Weinglass on the Cuban Five                               Click here 


Democracy Now interviews Leonard Weinglass, one of the appeals attorneys in the case of the Cuban Five, five Cuban men imprisoned in the U.S. since Sept. 1998 for the "crime" of trying to prevent acts of terrorism against Cuba(Aug. 23, 2007)

 Gerardo Hernandez BBC Interview                                    Click here

 US Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit 

  • Decision June 4th 2008  (PDF download)                                                                    Click here
  • Decision August 9th 2005  (PDF download)                                                                Click here

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions                      Click here

Opinion No. 19/2005

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, a group created by the UN Commission on Human Rights, has criticized the treatment of five Cuban men arrested in Miami in 1998 as "arbitrary."


It described the treatment of the five Cuban prisoners as "incompatible with the standards contained in Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights."


Amnesty International – ‘Unnecessarily punitive’                  Click here

News Service No: 010 17 January 2007


Amnesty International calls for temporary visas to be granted to two wives of the ‘Cuban Five’


 Media Bias and the case of the Cuban Five                       Click here

 Project Censored 2008 (Sonoma State University)



Is it possible?                                                                      Click here

Seven questions you’ll seldom hear asked.

Article by Michel Collon and Vanessa Stojilkovic November 27, 2006              



Summary of the main terrorist actions against Cuba (1990-2000)

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Judicial Process