#Cuba #SOS Opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” & Yris Pérez Aguilera violently arrested


The Castro dictatorship continues violating the human rights of its citizens, and its policy of violence and intimidation against peaceful dissidents.

From The Directorio, (my transalation)

Placetas, Cuba, 11 de June de 2014. Directorio Democrático Cubano. In early hours this morning, 11 de June de 2014, the opposition leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antunez” and his wife Yris Pérez Aguilera, both of the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Cívica Orlando Zapata Tamayo, were arrested with violence and their house was raided in the city de Placetas, Villa Clara province.

Continue reading the Directorio press release in Spanish.

Cuban opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” arrested, whereabouts unknown

While Alfy and other morally compromised individuals are busy making deals with the murderous Castro regime, in Cuba, those who disagree and dare to stand up for their human rights suffer violent repression and arrest.

Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez” along with family members were arrested Wednesday. His whereabouts is unknown at this time.

Various posts Twitter:

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” is coming to Los Angeles

It is perfect that the southern California Cuban community welcomes to Los Angeles a hero dedicated to Cuba’s freedom, Jorge Luis Garcia “Antunez”, and his wife, Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera, founder of the Rosa Parks Feminist Movement for Civil Rights, as we commemorate the revered hero of Cuba’s wars for independence, the great patriot and freedom fighter, Antonio Maceo Grajales.

Hosted by Junta Patriotica Cubana Regional California:


A meeting and press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at El Colmao restaurant, 2328 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.
For more information please contact Fernando Marquet:

Email: fernandomarquet@gmail.com
Telephone: call 310.918.4283

Urgent plea for Cuban activist Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez”

Urgent plea from Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, from Placetas, where she advises that Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez is semi-unconscious in the seventh day of a hunger strike for the freedom of Jorge Vázquez Chaviano and cessation of repression against internal resistance.

In Spanish, from @AntunezCuba on Twitter YouTube:

Ros-Lehtinen Offers Solidarity, Expresses Concern For Wellbeing of Cuban Hunger Strikers

For the record, I know from personal experience that Ileana cares.  I once contacted her office over concerns for the health of an activist in Cuba; I received an immediate response, and she followed through with her promise to help.

From the good Congresswoman:


For more information: September 13, 2012

Alex Cruz, 305-668-5994

Cellular 202-225-8200

With Reports That Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello & Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez”

Weakened By Hunger Strike, Ros-Lehtinen Offers Solidarity, Expresses Concern For Their Wellbeing

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) issued the following statement after reports indicated that leading Cuban pro democracy activists Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello and Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” health was deteriorating due to their ongoing hunger strike. Both of these brave and principled freedom fighters, as well as others across the island, are on hunger strikes to protest the brutality, repression and lack of human rights under the Castro dictatorship.

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “I am very concerned over reports that both Marta Beatriz and ‘Antunez’ have suffered a sharp decline in their health because of their hunger strikes. These brave and courageous freedom fighters are willing to risk it all in order to draw attention to their desperate plight against the brutal and entrenched Castro tyranny. Yet, the world ignores their struggle and kowtows to the octogenarian despots that have misruled Cuba for more than half a century.

While I fully support the pro democracy activists in all that they do against the Castro brothers, I am worried that their health will continue to deteriorate and the cause for freedom in Cuba can ill afford anymore losses. I urge the Obama Administration and all responsible nations to stand in solidarity with these brave men and women, repeal all concessions to the regime, and condemn the ongoing brutality of the Castro family dictatorship.”


Cuban Hunger Strikers Need Our Solidarity and Our Support

For immediate release:

Diaz-Balart: Cuban Hunger Strikers Need Our Solidarity and Our Support

Washington, D.C.
Sept. 13, 2012

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart spoke on the House Floor regarding the hunger strike underway in Cuba by brave human rights and pro-democracy activists to protest the regime’s brutal oppression and the unjust imprisonment of political prisoners. The growing list of those who have joined the hunger strike, which now has a reported twenty-eight participants, includes well-known pro-democracy leaders Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” and Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello as well as:

Jorge Vázquez Chaviano;

Arturo Conde Zamora;

Yerandi Martínez Rodríguez;

Orlando Almenares Reyes;

Luis Enrique Ponce Sánchez;

Roberley Villalobos Torres;

Israel Robert Isaac;

Yuniel Álvarez García;

Luis Enrique Santos Caballero;

Yosmel Martínez Corcho;

Alberto Reyes Morales;

Omar Pedroso Suárez;

Yadira Rodríguez Bombino;

Ibis María Rodríguez González;

Fermín Zamora Vázquez;

Yasmani Nicle Abad;

Rosa María Naranjo Nieves;

Ramón Esteban Enamorado;

Ángel Caballero Oduardo;

Leonardo Cancio Santana;

Pedro Fernández Vega Cortés;

Arcelio López Rojas;

Misahel Valdes Diaz;

Jorge Luis Recio Arias