GLA Files Complaint with UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for Cuban-American Hostage Alina López
OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Grants Precautionary Measure to Protect Cuban Independent Journalist
On December 21, the Global Liberty Alliance was informed that the Organization of American States's Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued Precautionary Measures to protect the persecuted Cuban independent journalist Niober García Fournier. Mr. García Fournier has undergone near constant surveillance, harassment, and threats by Cuban police in the last few months. In September, he was even beaten.
Read the press release below.
Yesterday, December 8, marked one week since Cuban political prisoner Silverio Portal Contreras was announced as released from prison. Two years into a four-year sentence for "public disorder" and suffering from cardiovascular ailments and a prison injury, Mr. Portal was granted medical release.
A GLA network lawyer (whose name is withheld for security reasons) filed several appeals of Mr. Portal's sentence and applications for parole in 2020, which were instrumental in his release. See the press release below.
On Tuesday, November 3, the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) applied for Precautionary Measures to protect a Cuban journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous for security reasons. Read the GLA press release below.
Early on Friday, October 30, 2020, an Assemblies of God church in Santiago de Cuba was demolished by order of the Cuban State, and Pastor Alain Toledano, who livestreamed the incident, was arrested and held in police custody for over five hours. The church's pastor and his wife had already been detained.
GLA believes this to be yet another egregious offense against religious freedom in Cuba, part of regular repressive activity conducted by Cuba's Office of Religious Affairs and other cooperating agencies. Read our press release by clicking on Read More.
On Wednesday, August 26, after a meeting with GLA-allied lawyers for 100 Cuban medical workers, the Brazilian Minister of Justice and Public Safety agreed to investigate the workers' allegations of forced labor in the Cuban medical mission.
GLA, Uruguayan Counsel Sabrina Verónica Peláez Iglesias Collaborate on Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption in SOUTH AMERICA
The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) announces collaboration with noted Uruguayan jurist Dr. Sabrina Verónica Peláez Iglesias on rule of law and anti-corruption matters in South America.
CUBA’S STATE SECURITY CONTINUES TO TARGET CUBAN YORUBAS: SECURITY OFFICIALS THREATENED FREE YORUBAS, SAID THE ONLY GOD IS FIDEL CASTRO
Alexandria, Virginia – On March 11, the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba (Asociación de Yorubas Libres de Cuba, or “Free Yorubas”) was again targeted by Cuban State Security. During the past few months, the Global Liberty Alliance has noticed an intimidation uptick aimed at the Free Yorubas.
CUBA’S RELIGIOUS POLICE CONTINUES HARASSING AND INTIMIDATING THE ASSOCIATION OF FREE YORUBAS OF CUBA
GLA Urges the United States to Impose Economic Sanctions on the Office of Religious Affairs
(Washington, D.C.) On February 24, under the color of law, Cuban security services harassed Ms. Eliaisys Almeida Pavón, Head of Public Relations of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba (Asociación de Yorubas Libres de Cuba, or “Free Yorubas”), for allegedly frequenting the home of a known Cuban dissident. Using police citations to harass people of faith is consistent with the regime’s ongoing campaign of intimidation against the Free Yorubas and other belief traditions that are independent of the state. See Press Releases and the attached August 19, 2019 letter to Secretary Pompeo on this matter in Read More.