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NEW THREAT AGAINST MARTHA BEATRIZ ROQUE CABELLO LINKED WITH THE DATE OF MAY 20TH
THE LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY TO PROMOTE CIVIL SOCIETY IN CUBA URGENTLY REQUESTS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF A POSSIBLE PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AND INCARCERATIONRoque's letter to her attorney.
Miami, Florida, May 12, 2006 – On May 10th, Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello was once again threatened by members of Castro’s “Fast Response Brigade” stationed near her home. She was informed that she could not leave her house on May 20th.
When Martha Beatriz was granted the leave from prison under an extra penal license in July of 2004, she was informed that there were no conditions placed on her leave. The pro-democracy leader would not have accepted any restriction or conditions on her prison release.
As a result of this new threat, Martha Beatriz has requested in writing that attorney Amelia Rodriguez Cala represents her before the Ministries of Justice and Interior, seeking an end to the daily harassment. If Martha Beatriz does not receive a prompt response to her request, she has instructed Ms. Rodriguez Cala to initiate the necessary steps for her to return to prison to complete the remainder of her 20 year sentence.
Last night Martha Beatriz contacted those of us listed below and the office of Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart to inform us about her position and to end us a copy of the attached letter.
In light of this new threat, it is of the utmost importance that all international media accredited in Havana and representatives of the government with Embassies in Cuba to monitor the situation closely and to be willing to visit Martha Beatriz during the course of next week, especially on May 20th.
We also call upon the local news media, as well as the international community, to denounce these new threats in support of Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello.
For more information:
Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello
011-537-406821 in Havana
Ángel De Fana Sylvia G. Iriondo Mario Martínez
305-269-1812 305-361-6800 1-954-547-8472