On Saturday, June 5, Cuban journalist Yoe Suárez was summoned for questioning by Cuban State Security in Havana. Less then 2 months ago, Precautionary Measures requested by the Global Liberty Alliance were granted for Mr. Suárez and his family by the OAS's Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Following the questioning, Mr. Suárez reported he was asked to account for specific activities he had been involved in over the past months.
GLA’s on-island legal counsel for Mr. Suárez noted that though there are international protections in place for the journalist and his family, the Cuban Constitution overrules international treaties in Article 8. Mr. Suárez was told by Cuban authorities that everything possible will be done to make sure he does not leap from the digital platform to the public sphere.
GLA President Jason Poblete spoke on the latest actions by the Cuban regime stating, “Communist Party officials blatantly disregard the fundamental rights of Mr. Suárez and his young family, and will sooner or later be held to account.” Poblete went on to reiterate GLA's support adding, “GLA and other defenders of fundamental rights will continue to support Mr. Suárez and his family who have opted to stay in Cuba and give voice to the voiceless and for freedom in homeland.”
Read GLA's press release below: