Take Action

WRITE A LETTER OF APPEAL:


If you wish to protest the imprisonment or treatment of any of the Cuban writers described on this site, please write to:

 

Head of State and Government
Raúl Castro Ruz
Presidente
La Habana

Cuba

Fax: 53 7 8333085 (via Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

1 2127791697 (via Cuban mission to UN) 

 

General Abelardo Colomé Ibarra
Ministro del Interior y Prisiones
Ministerio del Interior
Plaza de la Revolución
La Habana

Cuba

Fax: 53 7 8333085 (via Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

1 2127791697 (via Cuban mission to UN) 

 

Sr Bruno Rodriguez
Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Calzada No. 360
Vedado

La Habana

Cuba

 

Please also send copies of your appeal letters via the Cuban Embassy in London:


HE René J. Mujica Cantelar
167 High Holborn
London
WC1 6PA 


 

SAMPLE LETTER (GENERAL):

 

[Please do write a more personal letter if you have time – the following is just an example]

 

Head of State and Government
Raúl Castro Ruz
Presidente
La Habana, Cuba

 
[Date]

 

Dear President Castro,

 

I write to congratulate you and the people of Cuba on the fiftieth anniversary of the Revolution. However, as a member of PEN, the international association of writers, and as a professional [author/journalist/publisher?] who values the right to freedom of expression enjoyed here in Britain and in other democratic countries, I must also express my deep concern about the continued detention of 26 Cuban writers, journalist and librarians, 22 of which have been detained since the crackdown of March 2003.

 

Seven journalists whose situation continues to be of particular concern are English PEN’s Honorary Members Normando Hernández González, Adolfo Fernández Saínz, Julio César Gálvez Rodriguez, Fabio Prieto Llorente, Léster Luis González Pentón, Pedro Argüelles Morán and José Luis García Paneque. All seven have been in poor health as a result of the years they have spent in prison, suffering, between them, from serious respiratory, gastrointestinal, kidney and prostate problems, as well as cataracts, arthritis and high blood pressure.

 

I urge that, at the very least, they are treated more humanely for the remainder of their detention, that they are provided with the necessary medical attention and granted full access to their families and lawyers. Nonetheless, I maintain that the only truly humane and just solution in these cases, and for all those detained in Cuba in violation of their right to free expression, is to release them unconditionally.

 

I would welcome your comments on my appeal.


Yours sincerely

 

[Signature & Address]
 
*** Please let us know if you have sent an appeal and certainly if you should receive any response from the Cuban authorities.**

Originally posted with the url: www.englishpen.org/writersinprison/campaigns/cubacampaign/takeaction/

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