One million signatures may not force the Cuban government in and of itself to release Cuba’s political prisoners. But, one million signatures may be a giant step in exposing the reality of Cuba’s human rights violations to the world and especially to those who simply have refused to acknowledge said reality.
A number of human rights groups, organizations and institutions have come together in support of a petition calling for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners.The text of said petition is short, concise and to the point:
The Cuban Government is currently holding more than 220 political prisoners according to Amnesty International, the Cuban Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, and Reporters Without Borders. These prisoners are illegally held in prison according to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Cuba has signed and recognizes. Despite signing these documents, Cuba continues to suppress freedom of expression by outlawing peaceful advocacy for human rights and democratic reforms. In defiance of the universally-recognized rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, Cuban activists are systematically targeted for persecution.
I am asking each and every one of you to please sign this petition.
You may not agree with everything we publish here on this blog or may not agree with all the opinions expressed herein, but, I know that on this we share common ground. Sign the petition. Grab that URL and paste it onto and email and send it to everyone in your mailbox. Print it out and pass it around. Sign it, send it and spread it.
There are hundreds of political prisoners in Cuba right now whose voices have been forcibly muted by the Cuban government. Sign the petition and give them their voice.
Sign it then send it to everyone you know.
Sign the petition.