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)

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

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

UPDATE 25- On Fourth Anniversary of Nizar Zakka’s Abduction

Open Letter from Nizar Zakka, Former Iran Hostage, On the Fourth Anniversary of his Abduction On this day four years ago, kidnappers decided to make September 18, 2015, a turning point in my life. The only motivation was to make me a pawn in their campaign against the emerging spirit of openness in their country, a … Continue reading UPDATE 25- On Fourth Anniversary of Nizar Zakka’s Abduction

UPDATE 24- Son of Hostage in Iran Meets Secretary Pompeo

Zakka Family Appreciates Continued Support Of The U.S. Government Yesterday, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered remarks at the Department of State to families of American citizens and U.S Legal Permanent residents held captive abroad. Mr. Omar Zakka, the youngest son of Mr. Nizar Zakka, who last month testified before Congress a second time about … Continue reading UPDATE 24- Son of Hostage in Iran Meets Secretary Pompeo

UPDATE 23- Zakka Family Appreciates Continued Support of the US Congress

Earlier today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing titled, "The Status of American Hostages in Iran." Mr. Omar Zakka, the youngest son of Mr. Nizar Zakka, testified before the Committee on Nizar's ongoing unlawful detention. Statement on U.S. Congressional Hearing to  Secure Release … Continue reading UPDATE 23- Zakka Family Appreciates Continued Support of the US Congress

Washington Free Beacon: Families of Hostages with Western Ties in Iran Join Forces

The following article was published in The Washington Free Beacon on October 2. The original publication can be found here. The families of American citizens and dual nationals with strong Western ties held for years in Iran joined forces and met for the first time last week on the sidelines of the United Nations General … Continue reading Washington Free Beacon: Families of Hostages with Western Ties in Iran Join Forces

VOA News: Families Join to Press Iran to Free Detainees With Ties to the West

This article was published by VOA News. The original publication can be found here. Composite image of five Western-linked detainees held by Iran. From left to right: Xiyue Wang, Baquer Namazi, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Siamak Namazi and Nizar Zakka. Iran’s practice of detaining foreigners and Iranians with Western ties for alleged security offenses has prompted their … Continue reading VOA News: Families Join to Press Iran to Free Detainees With Ties to the West

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American

The following article was published by The Washington Free Beacon on September 20, 2018. The original publication can be read here. Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American Public dissent shows cracks in government A senior Iranian official's pointed public criticism of the regime's mistreatment of a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran for … Continue reading WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: Iranian Official Slams Regime Over Mistreatment of Imprisoned American

NBC: Family of Cuban-American jailed in Cuba for espionage pleads for U.S attorney, consular visits

** The following story was published by NBC News on September 7, 2018. The original publication can be found here. Family of Cuban-American jailed in Cuba for espionage pleads for U.S attorney, consular visits The case of Alina López Miyares runs into Cuba's policy of considering anyone born in Cuba to be a Cuban national … Continue reading NBC: Family of Cuban-American jailed in Cuba for espionage pleads for U.S attorney, consular visits