Free Angel Santiesteban: Imprisoned for being a writer and human rights activist in Cuba

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Free Angel Santiesteban: Imprisoned for being a writer and human rights activist in Cuba

Angel Santiesteban is a renowned Cuban writer and blogger. On December 8, 2012 he was condemned to 5 years in prison by the Castro regime for his criticism of the dictatorship. Upon hearing the sentence, Santiesteban stated: “I have not been sanctioned by a tribunal. I have been sanctioned by State Security for starting a blog and being an opponent of the government.”
Santiesteban has been published around the world. He has also been honored with various literary prizes, including the Alejo Carpentier Award organized by the Cuban Book Institute in 2001 for his book “The Children Nobody Wanted” and the Casa de las Américas Award in 2006 for his book “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn.” In March 2009, he started his blog also titled “The Children Nobody Wanted.” For his open opposition to the regime Santiesteban has been the subject of continuous harassment and false accusations resulting now in arbitrary imprisonment.

Please use the hashtag #FreeSantiesteban on Twitter to demand his freedom and pass along the following message in social media:

In English:

#FreeSantiesteban #Cuba #DDHH Angel Santiesteban is innocent. To think and write freely is not a crime.

2 thoughts on “Free Angel Santiesteban: Imprisoned for being a writer and human rights activist in Cuba

  1. The ONE question that any Castro supporter has never been able to reply to when asked is “if Cuba isn’t in the grips of a repressive totalitarian dictatorship, then why is opposing the government a crime?”

  2. Silly Luis. Why? Because the Castro government is the best possible one for Cubans, or certainly the one they need and deserve, being little island people and all. It’s not like they’re Canadians or anything, let alone, say, Swiss. Some people need to be made to live a certain way by their rulers, who of course know best. Haven’t you been paying attention to the hordes of foreign intellectuals and celebrities who’ve been supporting the Castro regime since day one? Or do you presume to know something they don’t? Please. Get over yourself. You’re just one of “those people.” I mean, the nerve.

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