On August 12, 2020, Cuban police threatened to revoke Palenque Visión journalist Mr. Rolando Rodríguez’s parole on a trumped-up charge. Police summoned Mr. Rodríguez’s wife, Ms. Yadisley Rodríguez, also a journalist, to the station, and alleged that the family had violated parole by leaving the province, a claim that the family asserts is untrue. Because of this and their dissident journalism, the police assert the parents could both lose custody of their children.
These threats follow on the heels of a home raiding. On the night of Monday, July 27, Cuban State Security broke into and raided the Camagüey home of journalists from Palenque Visión, Yadisley Rodríguez and Rolando Rodríguez. They frightened the children and confiscated the family’s technology in an attempt to gain access to Mr. Rodríguez. They also threatened to “reeducate” Mr. Rodriguez, jail Ms. Rodríguez, and take custody of their children in their efforts to extract further information.
Read more about the repression of the Rodríguezes at the following links:
The Global Liberty Alliance Joins a Coalition in Support of the Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights
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Alexandria, VA - The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) has received word that several members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba (Asociación de Yorubas Libres de Cuba), including an underage boy, were just released from police custody after being separately summoned to the police station in Placetas, Villa Clara this afternoon. They were in police custody for 3 hours.