viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013

Letter to the Home Secretary of the Republic of Cuba

I write to express my solidarity and send you a copy of my letter to the minister.
Sr. Sören Karlsson


General Abelardo Colome Ibarra
Ministro del Interior y Prisiones
La Habana
                                                                                                       Falun, Sweden, 15 March 2013.
Your Excellency,

   As a human rights defender I have learned that the journalist and prisoner of conscience
Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias is on hunger strike to protest against his detention in Cuba.
As a result, he has been placed in solitary confinement in a punishment cell.

I call on Your Excellency to ensure that the authorities release Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias 
immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for
peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.

I urge that he is removed from solitary confinement, and is granted any medical attention he
may require.

I urge the Cuban authorities to refrain from taking punitive measures against prisoners for
undertaking hunger strikes.
Sr. Sören Karlsson
Smältaregränd 4A, 2tr
S-79170 Falun