Programme of events for the International Commission of Inquiry, Voices for Cuba Concert and Closing Dinner

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Friday 7 March 2014

Commission Day One -The Law Society, London , 9am-5pm
Day one will establish the scale of terrorist aggression against the Cuban people and the activities undertaken by the Cuban Five in Miami to prevent these harmful attacks. The activities of Cuban groups based in Miami will be scrutinised and expert witnesses will explore the legal right of self-defence of the Cuban nation. Panellists and witnesses will include victims of terrorism against Cuba, René González and Ricardo Alarcon. See here for full list of participants and session details

Voices for Cuba Concert - The Barbican Centre, London, 7.30pm
Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo, stars of the Buena Vista Social Club plus special guests for Cuba and beyond including: Alice Walker, acclaimed author of The Color Purple, and René González, first of the Miami Five to be released.Full details on how to book for this amazing concert in support of the Five click here

Saturday 8 March 2014

Commission Day Two - The Law Society, London , 9am-5pm
Day two will focus on the unfairness of the treatment of the Cuban Five in terms of their arrest, the conduct of the trial, detention conditions and visiting rights. Today’s sessions will hear from Martin Garbus, lawyer for the Five, witnesses who will address the influence of the US government on the Miami press, and others including René González, other family members and Alice Walker. See here for full list of participants and session details

Closing Dinner - TUC Congress House, London, 7.30pm
Farewell dinner at the TUC Congress House, home to the British trade union movement which has been at the forefront of the international campaign for freedom for the Five.A three course, with Cuban cocktail, wine, live Cuban music and speakers including René González, Alice Walker and Ricardo Alarcón.Full details on how to book and make group reservations click here

Parliamentary Reception

An eve of Commission parliamentary reception in the House of Commons will also take place on Thursday 6 March for René González and Ricardo Alarcón to meet with international politicians attending the Commission and British parliamentarians. Entrance by invitation only. Parliamentarians or those with parliamentary links who would like to attend this session please email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Further details and booking information

Source: Voices for the Five