U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC YLG’s latest installment in their Cuban Dissident Awareness Campaign
Dissident Awareness Campaign: Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez"
Jorge Luis García Pérez, known as Antúnez, is a human rights and democracy activist in Cuba who, at the age of 25, was imprisoned for screaming during a political demonstration that communism was “an error and a utopia.” That incident was considered by the Castro regime as “oral enemy propaganda,” for which he was beaten, detained by State Security agents, and spent 17 years in prison for.
While in jail, Antúnez resisted harsh treatment, demeaning and racist humiliations because of his political views. Even after serving his unjust sentence, Antúnez continues to openly criticize the Castro regime for its disrespect of human and political rights. He has also been critical of the regime’s racist and discriminatory policies. Because of his struggle, other opposition leaders in Cuba have referred to Antúnez as Cuba’s Nelson Mandela.