maandag 13 september 2010
Mission against terror / Mission contra el terror
Language is Spanish. English language has Spanish subtitles.
This award-winning documentary tells the story of the "Cuban 5" who were imprisoned in the U.S. for trying to stop acts of terrorism against their homeland, Cuba.
As Havana wakes up to another day, five Cuban men are serving their time in prisons scattered throughout the United States.
Their crime? Protecting their country and people against terrorism.
Arrested on September 12, 1998 and subjected to a trial, which U.S. civil rights lawyer, Leonard Weinglass, calls a "violation" from start to finish, the Cuban 5 were locked away for a total of three life sentences plus 68 years.
On August 10, 2005 a federal appeals court overturned the convictions of the Cuban 5, and ordered a new trial, a new battle has begun for their supporters: winning their release from prison. This documentary also charts Cuba's 45-year struggle against terrorism.
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