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Friday, June 20, 2014

SOS Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" needs your help

"Today I alert the world that my life is more in danger than ever."- Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" ( rearrested two days later)
Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" detained and tortured in Cuba
 Cuban opposition activist Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" beginning on June 11, 2014 has been subjected to a new round of brutality at the hands of agents of the Castro regime. Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter offers a decent overview with plenty of links and quotes.

The most shocking parts are a home invasion by state security agents at 6:00am on June 11th ransacking Antúnez's very modest home and roughing up and handcuffing both him and his wife, an activist in her own write, Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera.

Held incommunicado until Friday morning (June 13) and Jorge Luis spoke of beatings by state security agents and a man in a white lab coat placing him in a choke hold and knocking him out ( this while Antúnez is seated with his hands cuffed behind his back and helpless). According to Jorge Luis this was done to him twice.

He was re-arrested along with his wife on Sunday evening (June 15). She was released Monday night but he remains jailed and his wife has received reports that he was brutally punched, kicked and hit with batons leaving him in a very bad state.

Worse yet he has been on a hunger strike since June 15.

Antúnez's family is asking for help. They are circulating a petition calling for his release and for his physical integrity to be respected. Please sign it.

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