Ariel Sigler Amaya, former political prisoner in Cuba is coming to Los Angeles

Asamblea de Resistencia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Los Angeles, CA, -March 10,  2011- In commemoration of the eight anniversary of the Cuban Black Spring, former political prisoner Ariel Sigler Amaya, who spent seven years unjustly incarcerated by the Castro regime, is coming to Los Angeles to share his incredible story with southern California Cuban exile community and friends.

Ariel, along with his two brothers, Guido and Miguel, were among some 75 individuals arbitrarily arrested and sentenced as part of a crackdown on human rights defenders and political activists in March 2003.  Ariel and Guido were later declared Amnesty International Prisoners of Conscience.

Ariel entered prison unjustly in 2003 a healthy athletic man and exited a Cuban prison seven years later an emaciated paraplegic.  Thanks to his determination, hard work, and the care provided by his medical team at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, he is on the road to recovery.

The Asamblea de Resistencia is hosting a luncheon in Ariel’s honor commemorating the eight anniversary of the Cuban Black Spring.  All proceeds will go toward the organization’s activities for a free and democratic Cuba. Please join us in giving a big Los Angeles welcome to this Cuban patriot on Sunday March 13 -1:00 PM at La Villa Basque Restaurante, 2801 Leonis Blvd., Vernon, CA 90058

Contact: Fernando Marquet, Asamblea de Resistencia

Email:   fmarquet@sbcglobal.net

Ph.:  310-973-8694

More information on Ariel Sigler Amaya and his family:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=75102682320&v=info#!/group.php?gid=75102682320

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/news/cuba-list-prisoners-of-conscience