Free Antonio Rodiles, human rights activist in Cuba
  • Petitioned Dr. Darío Delgado Cura

This petition was delivered to:

Fiscal General de la República
Dr. Darío Delgado Cura
Ministro del Interior y Prisiones
General Abelardo Coloma Ibarra
Cuban Mission to the UN

Free Antonio Rodiles, human rights activist in Cuba

    1. Ted Henken
    2. Petition by

      Ted Henken

      New York, NY

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Antonio Rodiles has been arbitrarily detained for the past two weeks and is suffering from bruises to his face caused by a beating he received when arrested by plain-clothed security forces.  He as been charged with "resisting arrest" and his case number is 62886.

Antonio helped launch a petition demanding that the Cuban government ratify and put into practice the International Accords it signed in 2008 at the UN for the well being and prosperity of all Cubans and the respect for their human rights.

This petition is available in English at: http://foranothercuba.wordpress.com/text-of-the-demand/

Antonio - together with a group of fellow activists - describes his project here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CHWD2dY6oc&feature=player_embedded

His mother spoke on a radio program following his arrest and described it and his current situation here: http://www.diariodecuba.com/multimedia/audio/habla-la-madre-de-antonio-rodiles 

After earning a Ph.D. in Mexico and working in the U.S. as a University physics professor, Antonio returned to Cuba in 2010 and launched the project State of SATS: http://www.estadodesats.com/en/

This project is an independent channel of digital television (similar to the world-famous Ted Talks), available on-line outside of Cuba and shared hand-to-hand within the island using flash-drives. This project is one of the only public spaces in Cuba where critical, social and political debate can take place in an open, free, and respectful manner, without discrimination or fear.

The Cuban authorities refuse to recognize that there is no law against the free exercise of one's civil rights.  Because of this, the police routinely invent arbitrary charges and treat acts of civil dissent and resistance as common crimes.

We call on all people of conscience to put pressure on the Cuban Government and on it´s diplomatic missions around the world, demanding that they free Antonio and comply with the international agreements they have signed.

This is our declaration in video form: http://orlandoluispardolazo.blogspot.com/2012/11/declaracion-favor-de-rodiles.html

You can read it in English here: http://translatingcuba.com/libertad-freedom-orlando-luis-pardo-lazo/

Join us and demand Antonio's release along with that of other cyber-activists and human rights activists in Cuba.

Boris González Arenas
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
Lia Villares
Luis Trápaga
Alfredo Fernández Rodríguez
Ailer González Mena
Camilo Ernesto Olivera
David Canela
Walfrido López R.
Claudio Enrique Fuentes Madan
Luis Eligio de Omni
Kizzy de Omni
Gladys Fernández  Vera
Manolo Rodríguez Planas
Ted Henken

 
To:
Dr. Darío Delgado Cura, Fiscal General de la República
General Abelardo Coloma Ibarra, Ministro del Interior y Prisiones
Cuban Mission to the UN
Free Antonio Rodiles, human rights activist in Cuba

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Antonio Rodiles' sister describes his character.

      Lu Ortiz
      Petition Organizer
      My Brother Antonio Rodiles | Babalú Blog

      My Brother Antonio Rodiles By Gladys Rodiles-Haney: My Brother Antonio Rodiles My brother Antonio Enrique González-Rodiles Fernández was born in Havana on July 21, 1972. He attended primary and secondary school in Havana, and graduated from the "Marcelo Salado" National School of Swimming where he belonged to the National Team.

    3. Reached 10 signatures
    4. Our petition is in Spanish too. Please share it!

      Lu Ortiz
      Petition Organizer
      Liberen a Antonio Rodiles, activista pro-derechos humanos en Cuba

      Nuestro amigo Antonio Rodiles está detenido hace una semana, en huelga de hambre y sed, y con lesiones provocadas por golpizas de agentes vestidos de civil. Ha sido instruido de cargos bajo el delito de supuesta "resistencia al arresto" y el número de su causa es el 62886.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Orlando Trespalacios BEAVERTON, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      Queremos libertad de expresion

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    • dashiell vazquez SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone that is fighting for the human rights and the freedom of Cuba deserves all our support.

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    • Nataliya Fomina SARATOW, RUSSIA, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      My aim is to protect political prisoners, women, children, animals and environment.

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