This is the initiating statement of the international campaign to release Armando Alonso Romero. Our challenge is to go out to the international community and reach people so that many more people can speak out on this outrage, and also to deepen our campaign so that our goal can be accomplished.
Armando Alonso Romero is the Cuban Harry Wu. He has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crime of collecting reports of human rights violations inside of Cuba.
There is every reason to fear for the life of Armando Alonso Romero at the hands of one of the world's bloodiest totalitarian dictatorships. The Castro regime has repeatedly murdered its civilian dissidents, from the 41 men, women, and children butchered in cold blood on July 13, 1994, the slow motion murder of Sebastian Arcos Bergnes, and the thousands more executed, tortured, and imprisoned over the past 37 years of the Cuban regime's existence. The Cuban Constitution has institutionalized the systematic denial of basic human rights.
Mr. Romero has been suffering beatings and is in a very poor state of health, and is being denied medical care. Armando Alonso Romero must be freed! Print this form to add your name, join the ICDLL today, and e-mail us with your name and mailing address including your profession