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Urgent Action Update: Prisoner Of Conscience Siblings Released (Cuba: UA 76.17)

Urgent Action
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: 
  • 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.
Contact these two officials by 15 May 2017:
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 76.17.
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