#Human Rights
Fidel Castro Ruz, Palacio de la Revolucion Havana

On March 7, 1994, four armed men broke into Chaviano's home and brutalized him, with the approval of the governmental authorities.

This incident was denounced by Amnesty International, who sent one of its Urgent Action notes to repudiate the act and expressed their concern for Francisco Chaviano's life.

On May 7, 1994 Chaviano, the president of the National Council for Civic Rights in Cuba, was arrested by the State Security police and sent to Villa Marista again.After being held in isolation for 11 months he was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, in a trial with no guarantee of fair or due process.

We, the undersigned, request that the Cuban Government immediately and unconditionally release Francisco Chaviano from his unjust prison sentence on the grounds that he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for peacefully attempting to exercise his fundamental human rights.

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The Free Francisco Chaviano petition to Fidel Castro Ruz, Palacio de la Revolucion Havana was written by Elena Mederos Foundation and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.