On November 17, Global Liberty Alliance partner Ms. Sabrina V. Peláez, an attorney, and Mr. Christian Núñez met with the Uruguay national Representative Mr. Javier Radiccioni, who is a member of Uruguay’s Commission of Human Rights and Petitions. At the meeting’s conclusion, the parties agreed that the Uruguayan legislator would undertake a Request for Reports, through the Uruguayan House of Representatives, to the different national agencies involved in the agreements with Cuba.
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.
The following is a letter from Fr. Fernando Hería, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami, Florida (pictured), to all Cuban bishops, urging them to demand that Cuban respect the dignity of its citizens. A lawyer too, Fr. Hería also volunteers and advises the Global Liberty Alliance Board and Alliance network members.
My Brothers all,
The Doctrine of Social Justice of our Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church must always demand the worthy respect that all our brothers must receive in the humane treatment of one another.Dictatorships, whether left or right, have never respected the dignity of being, nor their existential freedom — there is no such thing as a “benevolent” dictatorship.
For almost 62 years the Castro family have been the dictators, “stewards” of what was once the free and sovereign Cuban republic and its people. I share the cries of hunger and thirst for justice that a brother priest, Father Camagüeyano, Alberto Reyes, has bravely shouted on behalf of all the children of the Nation, from the throats of our Patriots: Mariana Grajales, José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Máximo Gómez, Antonio Maceo, and so many other brothers — a strong cry for the freedom and dignity of the brothers.
The Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) renewed calls for sanctioning Cuba's Office of Religious Affairs on November 2, 2020, in response to the October 30 demolition of an Assemblies of God church in Santiago de Cuba, and arrest of the church's pastors and those recording the incident.
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.
For months, members of the Missionary Church of Cuba (“Iglesia Misionera de Cuba”) in Victoria, Las Tunas, have been pelted with stones on their way to worship. Originally occurring once a week, now the attacks have escalated to twice a week. According to church head Pastor Yoel Demetrio, the move is designed to scare off his congregation, as well as to pressure the pastor to weaken his message. Churchgoers cannot see who is throwing stones at them, but they all suspect state officials have instigated the attacks. Complaints to Cuban police have brought no results.
On Wednesday, October 14, the Global Liberty Alliance sent to the U.S. Treasury Department the names and background information of 24 individuals involved in the unlawful detention and torture of 4 UNPACU opposition leaders in Cuba. You may read the letter below.
Yesterday, on September 30, 2020, two Cuban women who are members of the Association of Free Yorubas executive committee were arrested, held overnight, and beaten by State Security.
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.
In Letter to Pompeo, GLA Urges Sanctions for Cuban Customs, Religious Officials Blocking Humanitarian Aid
On Wednesday, September 2, the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the U.S. Government to issue sanctions for the Cuban Communist Party officials and others who are complicit in blocking humanitarian aid from U.S.-based charitable and civil society organizations.