CASE UPDATE: GLA Urges IACHR to Grant Precautionary Measures for Free Yorubas Members Held in Prison for Over 100 Days
Earlier today, the Global Liberty Alliance updated the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the status of four members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba who have been held in prison since mid-July of this year.
CASE UPDATE: Free Yorubas of Cuba Issue Statement Following Publication of Findings by Santa Clara Prosecutor’s Office, Sentences of 8-10 Years Each for Participants of 11J Protests
On October 1, acting leadership of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba made a statement responding to the Provincial Prosecutor of Villa Clara’s findings and sentencing for four members of the Free Yorubas and other political activists who joined the mass July 11 protests in Placetas and throughout Cuba.
OAS Commission Grants Precautionary Measures on Behalf of Political Prisoner Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez García
On October 3, the Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measure protections to political prisoner and UNPACU member Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez García.
The Global Liberty Alliance applied for Precautionary Measures for Mr. Rodríguez García in June 2021 after learning of the inhumane treatment and abuse he had suffered in Cuban prisons. In March 2021, he was placed in a punishment cell in Pinar del Río’s Kilo 5 Prison for speaking out about the lack of COVID-19 preventative measures taken by the Cuban prison system. In April, he was taken to a hospital after suffering from severe breathing problems, and was unable to communicate with his family directly for several months.
CASE UPDATE: Free Yorubas, Cuban Dissidents Face 8-10 Years in Prison for Participation in 11J Demonstrations in Placetas
Earlier this week, the Municipal Prosecutor’s Office of Placetas in Villa Clara sentenced over ten individuals to 8-10 years in prison for participation in protests that took place on July 11. Charges were filed against several members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba and other opposition group affiliates for a variety of crimes including disobedience, public disorder and assault/attack.
CASE UPDATE: Prosecutor Seeks Maximum Sentence in Case Against Free Yorubas, Lisdiani & Lisdani Rodríguez Isaac
UPDATE AS OF 9/28/2021 (5:00PM)
The prosecutor has officially charged sisters Lisdiani & Lisdani with 1 count public disorder, two counts of disobedience, and two counts of assault/attack for a total of 10 years in prison with additional travel restrictions.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!
Cuban leadership continues Repression of the Faithful while using Cardinal O’Malley’s visit to whitewash Party image following brutal crackdown in JulY
Last week, the Global Liberty Alliance sent a letter to Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston after his visit to Cuba and other Caribbean countries. After receiving several responses from colleagues and friends in Cuba, on September 22, GLA sent a second letter to the Cardinal to address additional concerns and urging Americans and American Catholics to side with the people of Cuba over the Cuban government and its Office of Religious Affairs.
CASE UPDATE: GLA Urges IACHR Grant Precautionary Measures for political prisoner, UNPACU member Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez García
Earlier this week, the Global Liberty Alliance updated the OAS’s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the status of political prisoner and UNPACU member Manuel de Jesús Rodríguez García.
Mr. Rodríguez, who has been imprisoned since 2016, is currently in a precarious medical situation as Cuban prisons struggle to provide adequate healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEWS ALERT: GLA Seeks Precautionary Measures From the OAS for Members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba
On September 17, the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) applied for Precautionary Measures from the Organization of American States (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of four members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba (“Free Yorubas”), Donaida Pérez Paseiro, Loreto Hernández García, Lisdiani Rodriguez Isaac and Lisdani Rodríguez Isaac.
GLA Urges Cardinal O’Malley, Catholic Church to Ensure Humanitarian Efforts in Support of Cuban People Remain Free of Politics and Puts American Interests First
Earlier this week, the Global Liberty Alliance wrote a letter to Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley of the Archdiocese of Boston, in response to a blog post the Cardinal wrote following his most recent trip to Cuba and other Caribbean countries.
CASE UPDATE: Member of Free Yorubas, Reina Reyes Gómez, Fined 2,000 CUP for Participation in July 11 Protests
Last month, Reina Reyes Gómez, a member of the Free Yorubas of Cuba, was fined 2,000 CUP for her participation in the peaceful protests that broke out on July 11.