Calling on the authorities to release Maydolis Leyva Portelles from house arrest immediately and unconditionally, as she is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising her right to freedom of expression;Calling on them to guarantee the peaceful right to freedom of expression, assembly and association including for dissident, opponent or activist voices and to repeal all legislation which unduly limits these rights.
Urgent Action Update: Prisoner Of Conscience Siblings Released (Cuba: UA 76.17)
April 4, 2017
A family of four human rights defenders were arrested in Holguín, south-east Cuba, following the death of Fidel Castro. The three siblings, who began a hunger strike on 7 March, have been set free under conditional release. Their mother, Maydolis Leyva Portelles, currently under house arrest, remains a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
Contact these two officials by 15 May 2017:
President of the Republic
Raúl Castro Ruz
Presidente de la República de Cuba
La Habana, Cuba
Fax: +41 22 758 9431 (Cuba Office in Geneva); +1 212 779 1697 (via Cuban Mission to UN)
Email: [email protected](c/o Cuban Mission to UN)
Salutation: Your Excellency
Ambassador Jose Cabañas
Embassy of Cuba
2630 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: (202) 797 8518 I Fax: (202) 797 0606
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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