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    Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t allow them to kill us.”

    Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t allow
    them to kill us.”
    Posted on February 13, 2014
    Urgent Alert

    List email from Cuba, from Martha Beatriz Roque, 2/13/2014, 2:15 PM
    (translated from Spanish): “Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez just called
    to tell me that his house was invaded for the third time, his wife was
    arrested, and he regained consciousness while laying on the street next
    to a patrol car. “Don’t allow them to kill us,” he told me in a groggy
    voice.”

    Martha Beatriz then followed with a message to Cuba Archive: “He sounded
    like he was in a very bad state, exhausted from feeling un-supported. I
    am very worried that they will kill him and nothing will happen. He is
    now all alone and in hunger strike.”

    “Antunez,” and his wife, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, are leading members
    of Cuba’s peaceful opposition movement. They went on hunger strike the
    morning of February 10th to protest the violent repression to which
    Cuban authorities have most recently subjected them –-detentions,
    violent home invasions, and confiscation of their belongings. Their
    telephones have been cut off and since January 24th their home has been
    surrounded by security forces.

    The couple lives in in Placetas, which is approximately 200 miles from
    the city of Havana in the province of Villa Clara.

    Read remarks Antunez delivered at Georgetown University on September 16,
    2013 here.

    13 February 2014

    Source: Husband-Wife Human Rights Defenders in Imminent Danger: “Don’t
    allow them to kill us.” | Translating Cuba –
    http://translatingcuba.com/husband-wife-human-rights-defenders-in-imminent-danger-dont-allow-them-to-kill-us/

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