HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER RELEASED FROM PRISON (English / Español)

Days After Cuba Closes Schools, Mother Serves Out Sentence for Homeschooling Today, March 27, 2020, Ayda Expósito Leyva, a Guantánamo pastor, wife of Pastor Ramón Rigal Rodríguez, and mother of two, was released from a yearlong prison sentence for having home-schooled her children. Her husband remains in prison until 2021. GLA is fighting against Cuba's … Continue reading HOMESCHOOLING MOTHER RELEASED FROM PRISON (English / Español)

U.S. COMMISSION NAMES CUBA AS TIER 2 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ABUSER / CUBA NOMBRADA COMO VIOLADORA NIVEL 2 DE LIBERTAD RELIGIOSA

Caridad Diego, Head of Cuba's Office of Religious Affairs (religion police) since 1992. ... Jefa de la Oficina de Asuntos Religiosos, o policía de las religiones, desde 1992. (fuente: EcuRed) On March 10, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) named Cuba as a Tier 2 violator of religious freedoms in its 2019 Annual … Continue reading U.S. COMMISSION NAMES CUBA AS TIER 2 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ABUSER / CUBA NOMBRADA COMO VIOLADORA NIVEL 2 DE LIBERTAD RELIGIOSA

GLA ALERT: LADIES IN WHITE JAILED FOR 8 DAYS / ALERTA GLA: DAMAS DE BLANCO DETENIDAS POR 8 DÍAS

From March 6 to early March 14, 2020, two Ladies in White were detained and held in jail without cause, and prevented from having visitors. See below for more details: Desde el 6 hasta el 14 de marzo, dos Damas de Blanco fueron detenidas, encarceladas y alejadas de visitas, sin causa alguna. Véase el documento … Continue reading GLA ALERT: LADIES IN WHITE JAILED FOR 8 DAYS / ALERTA GLA: DAMAS DE BLANCO DETENIDAS POR 8 DÍAS

Cuba’s State Security Continues to Target Cuban Yorubas

Security Officials Threatened Free Yorubas, Said the Only God is Fidel Castro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEqtv58yEE0 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 … Continue reading Cuba’s State Security Continues to Target Cuban 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 … Continue reading Cuba’s Religious Police Continues Harassing and Intimidating the Association of Free Yorubas of Cuba

After the Arbitrary Detention of U.S. President Medal of Freedom Recipient, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, GLA Urges The U.S. Move Swiftly an Impose Sanctions on Cuba’s Religion Police

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Washington, DC - Early today 7 Cuban State Security officers entered the home in Havana, Cuba of U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Dr. Óscar Elías Biscet and his wife, Elsa Morejón. Dr. Biscet was released late this afternoon, after paying a fine of 500 CUP. “Dr. Biscet is no stranger to the regime’s brutal … Continue reading After the Arbitrary Detention of U.S. President Medal of Freedom Recipient, Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, GLA Urges The U.S. Move Swiftly an Impose Sanctions on Cuba’s Religion Police

Liberty Coalition Urges the U.S. Government to Step Up Measures To Combat Cuban Human Trafficking in Healthcare Workers

Alexandria, Virginia - A coalition of organizations including Cuba Archive, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and the Global Liberty Alliance sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week urging the administration to step up efforts to hold Cuba to account for human trafficking in healthcare workers. The letter is embedded at … Continue reading Liberty Coalition Urges the U.S. Government to Step Up Measures To Combat Cuban Human Trafficking in Healthcare Workers

The U.S. Blacklists High-Ranking Cuban Intelligence Official and His Family Members

Alexandria, Virginia - The U.S. Department of State announced this weekend that the U.S. government had imposed economic sanctions and visa restrictions on a high-ranking Cuban intelligence official and his family for gross violations of fundamental rights in Cuba and Venezuela. "This is a good development and builds upon President Trump's reorientation of U.S. policy … Continue reading The U.S. Blacklists High-Ranking Cuban Intelligence Official and His Family Members

Urgent Action (Cuba) – José Daniel Ferrer UNPACU

Alexandria, Virginia - For several weeks, the Communist government of Cuba and the party apparatus have ruthlessly targeted Cuban opposition leader José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (“UNPACU”). Unlawfully detained on October 1, 2019, Mr. Ferrer has since been subjected to all forms of torture. With the support of Mr. Ferrer’s … Continue reading Urgent Action (Cuba) – José Daniel Ferrer UNPACU

U.S. Policy Makers Urge Trump Administration to Impose Additional Sanctions on Nicaraguan Officials

In a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin this week, House Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Chairman Albio Sires (D- New Jersey) urged the Trump administration to hold Nicaraguan officials accountable for acts of corruption and serious violations of human rights. "The repression carried out against peaceful protestors in 2018 by security forces and affiliated … Continue reading U.S. Policy Makers Urge Trump Administration to Impose Additional Sanctions on Nicaraguan Officials