Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Declaration of El Roque

12 former Cuban prisoners of conscience from the 2003 Black Cuban Spring met on Saturday, June 4, 2011 and petitioned the Cuban regime for an independent investigation into the May 8, 2011 death of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia.

Juan Wilfredo Soto

El Roque, Perico, Matanzas, Saturday June 4, 2011

Petition to the Cuban government

Given the high centralization of power and decisions that exist in our country, we hold responsible the Cuban president and Army General Raul Castro Ruz, in fulfillment of the three following aspects that are reported below:

1 That an International Multidisciplinary Team be immediately allowed to exhume and examine the corpse of the peaceful activist Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia and impartially rule on the actual causes of death.

2 To prevent the imminent death of the peaceful activist and Andrei Sakharov prize winner, Guillermo Fariñas Hernández, as a result of the hunger strike that he is carrying out.

3 With the cessation of repression, beatings, acts of repudiation and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment against peaceful pro-democratic activists and Cuban society.

Awaiting for a proper response according to the present circumstances, the undersigned endorse this DOCUMENT

Pedro Argüelles Morán

Eduardo Díaz Fleitas

Iván Hernández Carrillo

Librado Linares García

Angel J. Moya Acosta

Guido Sigler Amaya

Oscar Elías Biscet González

Diosdado González Marrero

Arnaldo Ramos Lauzerique

Hector M. Maceda Gutiérrez

Félix Navarro Rodríguez

José Daniel Ferrer García

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