CUBA BRIEF: ASKING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HELP STOP BEATINGS OF CUBAN DISSIDENT IN RAUL CASTRO’S CUSTODY.

ASKING PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HELP STOP BEATINGS OF CUBAN DISSIDENT IN RAUL CASTRO’S CUSTODY.  

The Center for a Free Cuba is sending these two videos of a Cuban demonstrator carrying an American flag and chanting “human rights for Cubans” to President Barack Obama in the hope that he will call on General Raul Castro to stop the police beatings of this Cuban peaceful demonstrator whose only crime was to yesterday demonstrate peacefully for the type of change Mr. Obama promised to the Cuban people when he visited the island.  Members of Congress who have met with Raul Castro and claim that things are different in Cuba should have the decency to call Cuba’s ambassador in Washington, Jose Ramon Cabanas Rodriguez [202- 797- 8518] to ask what happened to him, where is he being held, when his family will be allowed to see him, what are the charges he is to face and when will he appear in court. Human Rights organizations should call on Mr. Obama to take a personal interest on his plight and that of his family. Dissidents and their families are fired from their jobs and their children are expelled from school.  Those desiring to reach to Mr. Obama need to send respectfully worded appeals to: http://barackobama.com/contact/

Anyone interested in the case please urge the following to call on the Cuban ambassador in Washington:

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D CA)
P: (202) 225-2661
P: (510) 763-0370

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D CA)
Phone: (202) 225-2201
Fax: (202) 225-7854

Congressman Roger Marshall (R KS)
(202) 225-2715
(785) 829-9000

Senator Jeff Flake with Cuba’s Foreign Minister

Senator Jeff Flake (R AZ)
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515
P: 602-840-1891

Senator Patrick Leahy (D VT)
(202) 224-4242
1-800-642-3193

Congresswoman Kathy Castor (D FL)
Phone: (202)225-3376
Phone: (813)871-2817
Fax: (202)225-5652

If you would like to request a meeting with Representative Castor, please email your request to FL14.ScheduleRequest@mail.house.gov

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
secretarygutierrez@gmail.com
Albright Stonebridge Group
202-759-5100

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)
American Security Project (ASP) 
(202) 347-4267

James Bennett, Editorial Page Editor
The New York Times
editorial@nytimes.com
800-698-4637
212-556-1234

John Kavulich
President
U.S.-CUBA TRADE AND ECONOMIC COUNCIL, INC. NY, NEW YORK
PHONE: (917) 453-6726
Council@CubaTrade.Org

Elisa Massimino
Human Rights First
Tel: (212) 845 5200
Fax: (212) 845 5299