GLA JOINS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LEADERS IN A U.S. SUPREME COURT AMICUS BRIEF IN THE “PRAYING COACH” CASE
This week, the Global Liberty Rule of Law and Legal Defense Fund (a.k.a., Global Liberty Alliance) joined a Supreme Court amicus brief filed by Advancing American Freedom, Inc. and close to 70 other groups and individuals in the case popularly called the “Praying Coach Case,” Kennedy v. Bremerton School District.
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.
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.
NEWS ALERT: Free Yorubas demand immediate release of president, vice president, other members detained by cuba's political police
On August 11, 2021, spokesperson for the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba, Ms. Yaimara Reyes Soler, recorded the following message of support for fellow members Donaida Perez Paseiro, Loreto Hernandez Garcia, and twin sisters Lisdiany and Lisdany Rodriguez Isak (aka Lisdiani & Lisdani Rodriguez Isaac), all of which are currently imprisoned in Santa Clara, Cuba following nation-wide protests on July 11.
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.
On July 17, a group of 60 Catholic priests from Brazil along with former students at the Pontifical International College Maria Mater Eclesiae in Rome wrote a letter of solidarity to Father Castor Álvarez, priest of the Archdiocese of Camaguey, Cuba, after he was beaten and detained July 11, while defending young protestors from violence.
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: Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba Successfully File Complaint in Cuba Against Cuban Officials for Discrimination, Religious Freedom
On Monday, June 28, members of the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba appeared at the People’s Court and Prosecutor’s Office of Placetas, Villa Clara, to file a complaint about dozens of religious freedom violations. The Free Yorubas are requesting an investigation into these violations, which are prohibited under the Cuban Constitution.