This Wednesday October 5th, in Miami, there will be a vigil held in demand for the immediate and unconditional freedom of Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo and her husband Julio Ignacio Leon Perez, as well as for all Cuban political prisoners. The event will be held in Miami’s Versailles Restaurant beginning at 8 pm and is being promoted by the pro-freedom organization ‘Plantados Hasta la Libertad de Cuba’. The event is open to all those who wish to attend whether they be Cuban or not, in order to demand freedom for all those Cubans who have been imprisoned for defending freedom and human rights not only for themselves but for all the Cuban people. More information can be found on the Facebook page created for this event.
The situation of the dissident couple continues to be grim, considering that they have been behind bars since Saturday, September 24th and have remained in hunger strike since then. ‘Julito’ Fonseca, the eldest son of Fonseca and Leon, informed a few days ago that he was able to see his mother who, according to him, had many marks of physical blows but had remained very firm in her convictions against the tyranny, choosing to maintain her hunger strike until she is freed. Meanwhile, it has been reported that his father was interned in the Carlos Finlay Hospital of Havana, due to a drop in sugar levels and other health ailments, products of a severe beating and also a hunger strike.
Actions of solidarity such as this vigil prove the slogan of those who fight form inside the island: We are all Resistance.
Freedom for Sara Marta Fonseca, Julio Ignacio Leon, and all Cuban political prisoners!