Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Campaign by American NGO to free Cuban parents jailed for home schooling their kids

Old patterns of repression continue to ensnare new generations in Cuba. 

Pastors Ramón Rigal and Ayda Expósito jailed for homeschooling their children
Pastor Ramón Rigal and his wife Pastor Ayda Expósito were found guilty in a Cuban court on April 22, 2019 for homeschooling their children Ruth and Joel.

Pastor Ramón Rigal has been sentenced to be deprived of his freedom for to two years. Pastor Ayda Expósito has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison. This news was provided by Ruth, their eldest daughter, to DIARIO DE CUBA.

Pastor Rigal already served a year in prison in 2017 for homeschooling his kids.

Pastor Ramon Rigal (on the right) served a year in prison in 2017 for homeschooling.
In Cuba not only are parents jailed for trying to home school their kids. Pastor Ramon Rigal was sentenced on April 25, 2017 to one year in prison for the "crime" of homeschooling his two children.

Cuban students have also been expelled from school for refusing to tow the official line.

Consider that for a moment. You can be kicked out of school for thinking independently, and then your parents can be jailed for trying to provide you with an education at home.

The Home School Legal Defense Association is campaigning for their release and has launched an online campaign to encourage the White House to intercede on their behalf.

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