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.
You can read more in the press release below.