Release: List of Political Prisoners Still Serving Unjust Time in Cuban Jails Whose Families Receive Monthly Humanitarian Support from CANF & FHRC

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UPDATED (February 19th, 2016): See updated list below.

UPDATED (January 6th, 2016): #54 Vladimir Morera Bacallao Morera is no longer on hunger Strike. #7 Yuselín Ferrera sentence completed. #48 Eliover Quevedo sentence completed. #53 Rafael Felipe sentence completed. In addition, the Foundation has updated the list below to include the following additional political prisoners currently serving unjust time in Cuban prisons:  #20 Alexeis Serrano Avila, #21 Fernando Isael Peña Tamayo, #22 Silverio Portal Contrera, #23 Carlos Manuel Figueroa Alvarez, #34 Mario Alberto Hernández Leyva, #35 Orlando Contrera Aguilar, #36 Ricardo González Sendiña, #37 Ariel González Sendiña, #38 Hugo Damián Prieto Blanco, #39 Wilberto Parada Milán, #40 Nora Lisset Hernández Bulís, #43 Miguel Borroto Vázquez, #44 José David González Fumero, #45 Mario Morera Jardines, #46 Osmani Mendoza Ferriol.

UPDATED (October 20, 2015) #36 Danilo Maldonado Machado Valle Grande, Habana DESACATO PENDING DEC 24, 2014 – RELEASED October 20, 2015

UPDATED (September 15, 2015 10:12 am): The Foundation has updated the list below to include the following additional political prisoners currently serving unjust time in Cuban prisons: #15 Emilio Serrano Rodríguez, #16 Santiago Cisneros Castellanos, #17 Enrique Bartolomé Cámbara, #18 Edilberto Arzuaga Alcalá, #19 Ernesto Ortega Sarduy, #20 Isaín López Luna, #21 Jordys Manuel Dosil Fong, #22 Alexander Alan Rodríguez, #23 Carlos Amaury Calderín Roca, #24 Reinier Rodríguez Mendoza.

UPDATED (September 12, 2015 10:42 am): The Foundation has received confirmation that political prisoner #2 on our list, Andri Frometa Cuenca, was released from prison earlier this morning from the Combinado de Guantanamo. He has been imprisoned since 1991 and faced 47 years of incarceration.

UPDATED (September 11, 2015, 1:46 pm): All political prisoners listed below continue to serve unjust sentences in Cuba.

UPDATED (July 30, 2015): Three political prisoners have been added (#28, #29, #30) to the list below, bringing total number of political prisoners to 29 + Yessel Boni Rivero (#24) released on “conditional parole” in July of 2015.

UPDATED (July 8, 2015, 11:00 am ET) : The Foundation has received confirmation that political prisoner #24 on our list, Yessel Boni Rivero, son of Yaquelin Boni (Ladies in White member), was released from prison late last night under “extra penal license,” a type of conditional parole.  Yaquelin Boni stated to FHRC that this was “an achievement of our Lady in White sisters and the support of all people of goodwill inside and outside of Cuba.”

Miami, FL – The recent controversy regarding the number of long term (more than 6 months) political prisoners in Cuban jails have prompted The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) and The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) to release the names of 27 Cuban political prisoners whose families receive monthly humanitarian support from the FHRC and CANF. The respective staffs of these NGOs maintain constant communication with the families of those political prisoners, and therefore, can attest to the existence and dire conditions of imprisonment of each of them. This list is not exhaustive, since there are other long-term Cuban political prisoners being assisted by other NGOs.

1

Liusban John Utra

PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS

ROBO CON FUERZA

7

MARZO 6/2013

2

Ricardo Pelier Frómeta

COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO

DESORDEN PUBLICO

3

MAYO 15/14

3

Aracelio Riveaux Noa

AGUADORES, SANTIAGO

ATENTADO

2

MAY 28/2015

4

Eglis Heredia Rodríguez

MAR VERDE, SANTIAGO

ATENTADO

5

MAYO 13/14

5

Daniel Ernesto Dufó Preval

COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO

DESORDEN PUBLICO

2

 

6

Yoelkis Rosabal Flores

COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO

DESORDEN PUBLICO

4

 

7

Amado Verdecia Díaz

AGUADORES, SANTIAGO

ATENTADO

5

OCT 20/14

8

Mario Ronaide Figueroa Dieguez

AGUADORES, SANTIAGO

Desorden Público

3

DIC 2/14

9

María del Carmen Cala Aguilera

CARCEL DE MUJERES, HOLGUIN

Atentado

PENDIENTE

 

10

Yosvani Arostegui Armenteros

CERAMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY

ATENTADO

PENDIENTE

ENERO 8/2015

11

Santiago Cisneros Castellanos

AGUADORES, SANTIAGO

ATENTADO

PENDIENTE

 

12

Enrique Bartolomé Cámbara

KILO 8, CAMAGÜEY

HURTO Y SACRIFICIO

8

JUL 21/2014

13

Edilberto Arzuaga Alcalá

CERÁMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY

MULTA NO PAGADA

1

SEP 27/2011

14

David Fernández Cardoso

       

15

Maikel Mediaceja Ramos

       

16

Laudelino Rodríguez Mendoza

       

17

Yosvani Isaguirre

       

18

Alexeis Serrano Avila

AGUADORES, SANTIAGO

ATENTADO

4

 

19

Niorbis Rivera Guerra

     

SEPT 25/ 2015

20

Fernando Isael Peña Tamayo

PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS

ROBO CON FUERZA

PENDIENTE

AGO 15/2015

21

Leonardo Coba

       

22

Silverio Portal Contrera

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO, INTENTO DE HURTO

1

 

23

Osvaldo Rodriguez Acosta

MAYABEQUE

ATENTADO

9

ABRIL 2/2013

24

Osvaldo Rodriguez Castillo

MAYABEQUE

ATENTADO

7

ABRIL 2/2013

25

Mario Alberto Hernández Leyva

VALLE GRANDE

ATENTADO

Pendiente

JUN 16/2015

26

Orlando Contrera Aguilar

QUIVICÁN, MAYABEQUE

Hurto 

6

JUN 16/2015

27

Osmani Mendoza Ferriol

LAS MANGAS, BAYAMO

ATENTADO Y DESACATO

4 AÑOS

SEPT 27/2013

28

Augusto Guerra Márquez

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO

2

DIC 12 /2015

29

Ricardo González Sendiña

COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA

Hurto y sacrificio (sin pruebas)

Pendiente

 

30

Ariel González Sendiña

COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA

Hurto y sacrificio (sin pruebas)

Pendiente

 

31

Leudis Reyes Cuza

COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA

ATENTADO

5

SEP 24 / 2015

32

Reinier Rodríguez Mendoza

SAN JOSE, LA HABANA

PELIGROSIDAD

2

OCT 19/2015

33

Ernesto Ortega Sarduy

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO 

PENDIENTE

SEPT 30/2015

34

Isaín López Luna

1580

DESACATO 

PENDIENTE

5

35

Warley Pérez Cruz

TACO TACO

AMENAZA

6 MESES

OCT 13 / 2015

36

Nora Lisset Hernández Bulís

MANTO NEGRO

     

37

Jordys Manuel Dosil Fong

1580

PELIGROSIDAD

3

 

38

Alexander Alan Rodríguez

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO

PENDIENTE

 

39

Emilio Serrano Rodríguez

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO Y ATENTADO

PENDIENTE

OCT 22/2015

40

Carlos Amaury Calderín Roca

VALLE GRANDE

DESACATO

3

 

41

Misael Delgado Romeu

KM 5 Y MEDIO, P DEL RIO

Hurto y sacrificio (sin pruebas)

6

 

42

Yoanny Thomas González

COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA

TERRORISMO, lanchaBaraguá

Cadena perpetua

 

43

Elieski Roque Chongo

ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS

INTENTO LASCIVO

5

0CT 17/2014

44

Alfredo Limonte Rodríguez

ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS

AMENAZA Y ATENTADO

4                                        2

6 MESES

45

Joel Mariano Bencomo Martínez

GUAMAJAL, VILLA CLARA

FILMAR ACTOS DE LA OPOSICION

3

 

46

Vladimir Morera Bacallao

hospital nacional

en huelga de hambre

 

OCT 1/2015

47

Yaxiel Espino Aceval

ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS

Desacato, daños

4

MAR 29/2014

48

José David González Fumero

NIEVES MOREJON

DESACATO Y DAÑOS

PENDIENTE

 

49

Mario Morera Jardines

EL CHIVO, VILLA CLARA

PELIGROSIDAD

3

 

50

Miguel Borroto Vázquez

VALLE GRANDE

ATENTADO

PENDIENTE

JUL 31/2015

51

Osvaldo Arcís Hernández

PROVARI (Campamento)

PELIGROSIDAD

2

DIC 9 /2015

*The last column may refer to either years served or date of entry to prison.
**The list of “charges” has been left written in Spanish without translation since, in most cases, there are no comparable legal terms and most charges are completely arbitrary.

The FHRC calls for the immediate release of all remaining political prisoners in Cuba, permanently and without conditions, including forced exile, parole, house arrest, and or any type of further harassment, detainment, or repression for political motives.

The FHRC is aware that there are additional political prisoners, outside of the list provided above, who are currently serving unjust sentences in Cuba. The FHRC requests that these individuals also receive full consideration for their immediate, unconditional release.

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (“FHRC”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba by empowering independent Civil Society within Cuba. FHRC maintains regular contact with human rights defenders and civic activists who are working for change in Cuba through nonviolent means.

The Cuban American National Foundation’s mission is to advocate for a non-violent transition to a free and democratic Cuba, a nation that fosters economic prosperity with individual equality and social justice for all; upholds the rule of law and protects the social, economic and political rights of its entire people. To that end, CANF seeks to engage, support and empower Cubans on the island to become the architects of their own destiny by uniting, organizing and reclaiming their inalienable rights. In the continuation of the struggle for those ideals, the Cuban American National Foundation reaffirms its sacred commitment to Cuba and all Cubans.

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