Ambassador James C. Cason, President of the Center for a Free Cuba, in an urgent appeal today, asked Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and numerous human rights organizations worldwide "to do everything you can to end the beatings of mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of political prisoners that continue to take place in Cuba." Ambassador Cason asked the human rights community to "contact Mrs. Michelle Obama urging her to make a personal plea to the Cuban government to end this abuse." Cason also asked for appeals to be sent to General Raul Castro in Havana and Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas in Washington. 

The text of Ambassador Cason's appeal follows:

July 29, 2016

Dear friends:

On behalf of the Center for a Free Cuba I am writing to urge you to do everything you can to end the beatings of mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of political prisoners that continue to take place in Cuba. Many of these women are members of the Ladies in White, a peaceful human rights movement honored with the Sakharov Prize (2005) by the European Parliament.

A day after the Center for a Free Cuba called on Secretary Hillary Clinton to urge General Raul Castro to end these beatings and abuses Cuban political police and mobs orchestrated by the regime beat, kicked and threw rocks at them.We are sending you the video link filmed the previousSunday showing the level of violence systematically used against them. 

Please contact as soon as possible: 

*  Mrs. Michelle Obama urging her to make a personal plea to the Cuban government to end this abuse. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

*  Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez in Washington DC.  recepcion@sicuw.orgrecepcion@usadc.embacuba.cu

*  General Raul Castro in Havana Cuba  cuba@un.int

 

Sincerely,
Ambassador James C. Cason
President
Center for a Free Cuba