July 5, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Ex-Prisoners Of Conscience Intimidated (Cuba: UA 76.17)


Three siblings sentenced to one-year of prison for allegedly leaving their house during the state mourning following Fidel Castro´s death, are on hunger strike after being harassed and intimidated in Cuba since their conditional release in April. Their sentences should be quashed and their release made unconditional.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the authorities to quash all four sentences against Anairis Miranda Leyva, Adairis Miranda Leyva, Fidel Manuel Batista Leyva, and Maydolis Leyva Portelles who were imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression;
  • Calling on them to refrain from using measures to punish hunger strikers or to coerce them to end a hunger strike, which would be a violation of their right to freedom of expression.
  • Urging them to provide the siblings with access to qualified health professionals providing health care in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentiality, autonomy, and informed consent.

Contact these two officials by 11 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)
Salutation: Your Excellency / Su Excelencia

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/ Estimado Ambassador


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