Miami, FL - The Cuba Study Group today issued the following statement in reaction to the continued and increased detention and harassment of peaceful democracy advocates by the Cuban government:

“The Cuba Study Group condemns the continued harassment and detention of peaceful democracy advocates and members of the independent press by the Cuban government.

We call on Cuban authorities to cease the harassment of its citizens in violation of their internationally recognized rights to free and peaceful assembly and to immediately release all detained democracy advocates, including Antonio González Rodiles.

A more prosperous future for Cuba cannot be built on the basis of harassment and detentions. The Cuban government’s systematic violation of human rights stands in stark contrast to its duty to guarantee these rights and to the overwhelming majority of Cubans who believe that all Cubans must work together to build a more prosperous future for their country.”

Antonio González Rodiles is the director of the Estado de SATS project and founder of Demanda por Otra Cuba, a petition demanding that the Cuban government respect the political, economic, and social rights of its citizens. Last week, Mr. González Rodiles was detained along with another 27 democracy advocates in a wave of arrests launched as a response to peaceful protests against the detention of Cuban attorney and independent journalist, Yaremis Flores.  The list of detainees included blogger Yoani Sanchez, democracy advocate Guillermo Fariñas, writer Angel Santiesteban, and former political prisoners of the Group of 75 Angel Moya, Felix Navarro, Ivan Hernandez Carrillo, Eduardo Diaz Fleitas and Librado Linares, all of whom have since been released along with Ms. Flores.

Mr. González Rodiles remains in custody and is being charged with allegedly resisting arrest.

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