July 6, 2017

Urgent Action: Opposition Activist In Maximum Security Prison (Cuba: UA 164.17)


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After ending a reported 39-day hunger strike, Cuban opposition activist Jorge Cervantes, allegedly detained for contempt in May, was transferred to a maximum security prison. He is 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 Jorge Cervantes immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to provide Jorge Cervantes with access to qualified health professionals providing health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and informed consent;
  • Calling on them to ensure Jorge Cervantes has effective access to his family and lawyer of his choice without delay and regularly thereafter.

Contact these two officials by 16 August, 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)
Twitter: @RaulCastroR
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabañas Rodriguez
Embassy of Cuba
2630 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Tel: (202) 797-8518
Fax: (202) 797-0606
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 164.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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