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Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t allow them to kill us.”

Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t allow
them to kill us.”
Posted on February 13, 2014
Urgent Alert

List email from Cuba, from Martha Beatriz Roque, 2/13/2014, 2:15 PM
(translated from Spanish): “Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez just called
to tell me that his house was invaded for the third time, his wife was
arrested, and he regained consciousness while laying on the street next
to a patrol car. “Don’t allow them to kill us,” he told me in a groggy
voice.”

Martha Beatriz then followed with a message to Cuba Archive: “He sounded
like he was in a very bad state, exhausted from feeling un-supported. I
am very worried that they will kill him and nothing will happen. He is
now all alone and in hunger strike.”

“Antunez,” and his wife, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, are leading members
of Cuba’s peaceful opposition movement. They went on hunger strike the
morning of February 10th to protest the violent repression to which
Cuban authorities have most recently subjected them –-detentions,
violent home invasions, and confiscation of their belongings. Their
telephones have been cut off and since January 24th their home has been
surrounded by security forces.

The couple lives in in Placetas, which is approximately 200 miles from
the city of Havana in the province of Villa Clara.

Read remarks Antunez delivered at Georgetown University on September 16,
2013 here.

13 February 2014

Source: Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t
allow them to kill us.” | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/husband-wife-human-rights-defenders-in-imminent-danger-dont-allow-them-to-kill-us/

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