Last month, several members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba were detained and now face charges related to participation in peaceful protests that broke out in provinces across the island on July 11.
The Free Yorubas charged, including members Loreto Hernandez Garcia, Donaida Perez Paseiro, and Elizabeth Cintra Garcia, are currently being held in provisional prisons or under house arrest as a precautionary measure until a trial is held.
CASE UPDATE: Habeas Corpus Filed on Behalf of Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo Denied by Provincial Court of Santiago de Cuba
On July 30, 2021, the People’s Provincial Court of Santiago de Cuba denied a Habeas Corpus petition filed on behalf of evangelical Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo, who has been unjustly held incommunicado for over 4 weeks after having peacefully protested July 11.
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday in several cities throughout their island nation to peacefully assemble and protest, calling for liberty, free exercise of their fundamental freedoms, and change. Cuban state security forces were deployed, and many demonstrators were beaten, arrested and disappeared by the evening. The whereabouts of many are still unknown.
NEWS ALERT: Cuban Regime Targets Independent Journalists Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca & Eralidis Frómeta Planco
On June 16, independent journalist and human rights activist Lázaro Yuri Valle Roca appeared at the Zapata y C police station in Havana after receiving a summons two days prior. Valle Roca was presumably asked to appear by the National Revolutionary Police to close a case opened against him in 2020, for the crime of contempt (“desacato”).
GLA SEEKS OAS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES FOR CUBAN JOURNALISTS ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ CARDONA & MARELYS FONSECA VILTRES
On Thursday, May 20, the Global Liberty Alliance applied for Precautionary Measures on behalf of Cuban journalists Mr. Roberto Rodriguez Cardona and his wife, Mrs. Marelys Fonseca Viltres.
On May 10, 2021, a group of 34 organizations and individuals penned a letter to Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera calling for the repeal of Legal Decrees 349 and 370.
Over the weekend, GLA was informed that on Thursday, April 22, the Organization of American States (OAS)'s Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to protect the young Cuban journalist Yoe Suárez, who has been suffering from repression and harassment for over a year. You can read more in the press release below.
On Friday, March 19, the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) filed an application for Precautionary Measures with the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), on behalf of Cuban journalist Yoe Suárez. Mr. Suárez and his family have been suffering detentions, harassment, and threats over the past year.
Read the GLA Press Release and cover letter for the filing below.
On March 9, the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued Precautionary Measures to protect Cuban journalist and lawyer Roberto Quiñones Haces. The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) applied for precautionary measures in April 2020, when Mr. Quiñones was in prison for journalism, and has been updating the Commission since that time. Even after his September 2020 release, Mr. Quiñones continued to suffer intimidation and harassment from Cuban officials.
Read the GLA press release and Precautionary Measure itself below.
GLA FILES COMPLAINT WITH UN WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION FOR HOSTAGE in Iran Jamshid Sharmahd
Today, the Global Liberty Alliance filed a complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) on behalf of Jamshid Sharmahd, a California resident unlawfully imprisoned in Iran since the summer of 2020.
Read the press release below.