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May 26, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender’s Sentence Upheld (Cuba: UA 32.17)


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A Provincial Court upheld a three-year prison sentence against human rights defender Eduardo Cardet who continues to be held in the Provincial Prison of Holguín, south-east Cuba. 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 human rights defender Dr Eduardo Cardet immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure that, pending his release, he is provided with any medical care he may require; that he is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated; and that he is granted regular access to family and lawyers of his choosing;
  • Calling on them to guarantee the 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 6 July, 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 I 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 32.17
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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