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A Call for Help: Cuban dissident Antúnez’s week of beatings, torture, and arbitrary imprisonment

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

A Call for Help: Cuban dissident Antúnez's week of beatings, torture and arbitrary imprisonment
He needs your solidarity

In Cuba under the Castro brothers having a difference of opinion with the government can be a matter of life and death. Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" led the list of over 800 members of the opposition warning against foreign investment that would serve to strengthen the totalitarian dictatorship on the island.The document was initially made public on June 6, 2014. Five days later at 6:00am there was no knock on the door of Antúnez's home but instead it was kicked down by state security. Sadly, it was not the first time that this has happened and as before the objective was political repression on the part of the dictatorship operating with impunity in Cuba.

This afternoon Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, Jorge Luis's wife,  made known over twitter that her husband has been on hunger strike since June 15th in protest of  his unjust and arbitrary detention and the beatings and tortures suffered. She also denounced the continued harassment of state security agents.

Tonight Antúnez's family is asking for your help in a simple and concrete way: signing a petition directed at the Castro regime demanding his immediate and unconditional release. The petition was published tonight by his sister, Bertha Antúnez who was exiled in Miami in February of 2008. In the video below she outlines, in Spanish what has taken place over the past week. Below is a brief summary.

Continue reading HERE.

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