Petition in Cuba with 10,000 signatures calls for release of Christian Liberation Movement leader Dr. Eduardo Cardet

John Suarez reports in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) gathers 10,000 signatures in Cuba for the freedom of its leader Eduardo Cardet

State Security intercepts and arrests Rosa María Rodríguez #RosaMariaMCL when she was going to deliver them to the State Council.

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Eduardo Cardet Concepción and Rosa María Rodríguez Gil

Translated from the MCL website with minor changes.

Yesterday, April 5, Rosa María Rodríguez Gil, member of the Coordinating Council of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), went with her husband, Alejandro Febles, to the Council of State to deliver 10,000 signatures for the freedom of Eduardo Cardet, leader of the MCL currently in prison.Several State Security agents detained them and seized the signatures. [Rosa and Alejandro were held for 24 hours.]

During the interrogations, the agents wanted to obtain information on how it had been possible for the MCL to have been able to collect such a large number of signatures in such a short time, signatures that include the name and identity number of the citizens, exercising the legal right to make petitions proceeded to join that campaign 

Rosa María Rodríguez demanded the return of the signatures, the agents refused, so she asked them to give her a document stating that the Cuban Government through State Security was in possession of said signatures.

Rosa plans, once the “new government” is formed, to go to the corresponding institution to explain that this petition of 10,000 citizens is in the hands of the state. 

She and her husband were released today April 6 at 10 am, throughout the night their family was not informed of their whereabouts.

Carlos Payá, over twitter, thanked the 371 outside of Cuba who had signed the petition  and the 10,000 who signed the petition inside the island requesting Cardet’s release. 

You can still sign the petition here

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