Blind Activist And President of the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights Is Being Seriously Threatened
Blind Activist And President of the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights Is
Being Seriously Threatened
February 21, 2006.
Juan Carlos González Leiva, a blind Cuban lawyer and civic activist;
president of the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights, today denounced from
his home in the city of Ciego de Avila, that almost every day Cuban
State Security is sending him “messages” with strangers who request
membership in the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights, that he will soon
suffer another violent act of repudiation. Rubber tubes and cables were
given to González Leiva by these strangers, as proof of the knowledge
they have that he will soon be violently attacked in another act of
repudiation being prepared against him.
This blind lawyer recently had to give away a dog he had acquired to
protect himself since there was evidence the animal was going to be
Gonzalez Leiva continues very active, providing support to the human
rights movement in Cuba, denouncing the savage attacks committed by the
political police against activists, independent journalists, and their
families throughout the island. Those dissidents in the eastern
provinces where there are no foreign embassies and press to protect them
suffer the most.
In mid January, Gonzalez Leiva’s house was under military seige for
several days, where he remained confined without any water, electricity
or telephone service. Mobs of up to 400 people brought by State Security
surrounded his home, screaming governmental slogans, committing acts of
vandalism, and beating activists. These violent assaults by Cuban State
Police are widespread throughout the island; committed against those who
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva is proud of and determined to continue his
peaceful activism and alerts the international community that anything
that happens to him is the responsibility of Cuban State Security, Cuban
Military and the Cuban Government.
Those Who Struggle On Behalf Of Human Rights In Cuba Are Suffering A
Violent Wave Of Repression That Demands The Ongoing Solidarity And
Commitment Of The Free World.
Juan Carlos González Leiva – Address – Honorato del Castillo 154/ entre
Republica y Cuba. Ciego de Avila, Cuba. Tel: + 53-33-222235
Testimony of Juan Carlos González Leiva obtained from Cuba. Translated to
English by the Coalition of Cuban-American Women in the United States.
Telephone: 305-662-5947 / Fax: 305-740-7323.
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Park en la 112 avenida y Coral Way.
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