It is a simple choice

Capitol Hill Cubans brings us this plea to Juanes from the family members of Cuban political prisoners.

A Tragic Plea to Juanes

Letter to Juanes From the Family Members of Cuban Political Prisoners

Those of us writing this letter are family members of Cuban political prisoners that are enduring the pain of having our loved ones in prison for their ideas. The Cuban reality is very difficult to understand by those that have never suffered first-hand the deprivation of their freedom and basic human rights.

We ask that, using the platform that is being prepared for you and your colleagues in Revolutionary Square on September 20th, you call on the Cuban government to immediately and unconditionally release all of its political prisoners.

Yours truly,

* Alejandrina García de la Riva, wife of Diosdado González Marrero, sentenced to 20 years.
* Magaly Broche de la Cruz, wife of Librado Linares García, 20 years.
* Elsa González Padrón, wife of Víctor Rolando Arroyo, 26 years.
* Elsa Morejón Hernández, wife of Oscar Elías Biscet González, 25 years.
* Aniley Puentes Varela, wife of Fidel Suárez Cruz, 20 years.
* Clara Lourdes Prieto Llorente, sister of Fabio Prieto Llorente, 20 years.
* Ana Margarita Perdigón Brito, sister of Raimundo Perdigón Brito, 4 years.
* Asunción Carrillo Hernández, mother of Iván Hernández Carrillo, 25 years.
* Julia Hernández Alemán, grandmother of Iván Hernández Carrillo, 25 years.
* María Esther Blanco Aguirre, wife of Próspero Gaínza Agüero, 25 years.
* Blanca González, mother of Normando Hernández González, 25 years.
* Reina Luisa Tamayo Danger, mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, 25 years.
* Milka María Peña Martínez, wife of Luis Enrique Ferrer García, 28 years.
* Melba Santana Ariz, wife of Alfredo Domínguez Batista, 14 years.
* Matilde Duportal, wife of Julián Antonio Monés Borrero, 3 years.
* Raúl De la Cruz Barthelemy, brother of Rodolfo Barthelemy Cobas, 15 years.
* Yusnaimy Jorge Soca, wife of Darsy Ferrer Ramírez, no trial.
* Gregoria Corrales Borges, mother of Luis Campos Corrales, 26 years.
* Margarito Broche Espinosa, released under temporary extra-penal license.
* Lourdes Esquivel Vieyto, wife of José Díaz Silva and mother of Ernesto Díaz Esquivel, both political prisoners, no trial.
* Suyoani Tapia Mayola, wife of Horacio Julio Piña Borrego, 20 years.
* Evangelina Mederos Arozarena, sister of Ernesto Mederos Arozarena, no trial.
* Idalmis Desdín Salgueiro, mother of Juan Luis Rodríguez Desdín, no trial.
* Odalis Martínez Pérez, wife of Ángel Luis Santiesteban Rodés, 6 months.
* Julia Antonia Ayala, mother of Aurelio Antonio Morales Ayala, 2 years and 9 months.
* Sabiel Ávila Caro, nephew of Luis Caro Chávez, 15 years.
* Aniurka Campos Díaz, cousin of Joel Cano Díaz, 20 years.
* Teresa Cuenca, mother of Andry Frómeta Cuenca, 27 years.
* Gladys Farah Estrada- Lázaro Alejandro García Farah, 25 years.
* Sabina Martín Gómez, sister of Carlos Martín Gómez, 14 years and 6 months.
* Ariel Ramos Acosta, son of Ignacio Ramos Valdés, 12 years.
* Mamiuska Rodríguez Serrano, wife of Orestes Paino Viera, no trial.
* Raúl Borges Álvarez, father of Ernesto Borges Pérez, 30 years.
* Rita María Montes de Oca Chirino, sister of Vladimir Alejo Miranda, no trial.
* Rebeca Rodríguez Souto, sister of Alfredo Pulido López, 14 years.
* Haydé Galbán Casals, mother of Ricardo Galbán Casals, 3 years.
* Ana Belkis Ferrer García, sister of José Daniel and Luis Enrique Ferrer García.
* Amelia García Vega, mother of José Daniel and Luis Enrique Ferrer García.
* Belkis Cantillo Ramírez, wife of José Daniel Ferrer García, 25 years.
* Catalina Cano Vergara, aunt of Marcelo Cano Rodríguez, 18 years.
* Bárbara Yurubí Dueñas, wife of Marcelo Cano Rodríguez, 18 years.
* Moralinda Paneque Martínez, mother of José Luis García Paneque, 24 years.
* Margarita Deulofeu Almirola, wife of Eduardo Díaz Fleitas, 20 years.
* Mariluz Almenares Almarales, mother of Leonel Grave de Peralta, 20 years.
* Nilza Rivas Hernández, wife of Benito Ortega Suárez, 11 years.
* Esther Benita Martín Prieto, mother of Armando de Jesús Medel Martín, 20 years.
* Quirenia Guerra Lugo, wife of Nelson Molinet Espino, 20 years.
* Tania Montoya Vázquez, wife of Raumel Vinajera Estibe, 5 years.
* Noris Morales Alonso, mother of Egberto Escobedo Morales, 20 years.
* Sahilí Navarro Álvarez, daughter of Félix Navarro Rodríguez, 25 years.

The tyrannical Cuban dictatorship affords you only two options: you are either with them, or against them.

On Sunday, Juanes must choose between those two options. Either he will be for the freedom of all Cubans including the thousands of political prisoners rotting in Castro’s gulags, or he will be for the regime that is responsible for their continued slavery and the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.

The choice is simple and on Sunday, we will know which one Juanes picked.

H/T Pitbull

5 thoughts on “It is a simple choice

  1. Unless he has a sudden change of heart, I’d say by his words and deeds, that he has already made that choice. Imagine the reaction should he choose to stand for freedom.

  2. If this concert plays out as expected, the take-home message is simple: make those responsible pay; make it cost them by any legal means available. Don’t get mad, get even.

    It’s not just that merely getting mad is useless, it’s that it makes the bastards happy because that’s part of what they want to accomplish. They want to piss us off so they can sit back and laugh.

    And needless to say, the above doesn’t just apply to this concert; it applies in general, across the board.
    The usual suspects will never respect us unless we make it sufficiently costly for them not to.

  3. Indeed, now here’s some REAL dissidents….wonder if they all have internet access…? And please note the political prison terms. Those handed down by the UN’s “Hero of the World!!”are generally longer than the ones handed down by Stalin’s “courts.”

    But then, Stalin’s regime was unable to enjoy the “softening” and “bridge-building” benefits of tourism and remittances.

    Absolutely Unreal.

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