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Cuban State Security attacks the Council of Human Rights Rapporteurs in Cuba
By Juan Carlos González Leiva

Information Center of the Council of Human Rights Raporteurs in Cuba

Cuban State Security’s attacks against the Council of Human Rights Rapporteurs in Cuba have increased since Friday, August 14, 2009, when two young women who worked as reporters for the Information Center of said Council were summoned and arrested.

During four hours, Doralis Alvarez Soto and Yudelmis Fonseca Rondon were subjected to cold temperatures, received threats of being jailed and with being driven out of Havana. State Security also made offensive proposals to them by asking that they become their informants and that, if leaving the country was their objective, then they could become the prostitutes of foreigners. Doralis was arrested once more on August 20 and received a similar treatment.

This month, Cuban military intelligence interrupted the telephone service of our Information Center during five days and two weeks prior to this they destroyed our email: juanitocrdhc@yahoo.es

Tania Maceda Guerra, Virgilio Mantilla Arango and myself were all threatened with reprisals and with being driven out of Havana.

State Security summoned, arrested and threatened my nephews Yudel and Yusbel Gonzalez Reyes with jail, in order to prohibit them from visiting me. On August 28, Yusbel is being forced into the Revolutionary Armed Forces since he is within the age limit according to the compulsory military service in Cuba. I thus make the Cuban government responsible if anything happens to Yusbel.

Our Information Center is located at: calle Mayía Rodríguez, edificio 459 apartamento 305, e/t Carmen y patrocinio, la Víbora, Municipio 10 de Octubre, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba.

Tel: + 53 7 649 96 63 (casa) y (cell): + 53 05 273 09 68.

E_mail: relatorescubanos@gmail.com

Information received via internet from Cuba. Translation to English by the Coalition of Cuban-American Women. Laida Carro – Joseito76@aol.com Tel: + 305 662 5947

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Juan Carlos González Leiva Juan Carlos González Leiva
Abogado invidente, que reside en Ciego de Avila, Cuba. Preside la Fundación Cubana de Derechos Humanos en dicha ciudad, organización que defiende los derechos humanos y que es perseguida por el régimen de Castro. A pesar de ser ciego, cumplió prisión desde el 2 de marzo del 2001 hasta el 26 de abril de 2004, fecha en la que le celebraron el juicio junto a otros nueve activistas de su misma causa, por sus ideas civilistas.


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