Our campaign has learned from Cuban opposition activist Martha Beatriz Roque by email that the political prisoners Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodríguez, José Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernández, Jorge Luis González Tanquero, Jesús Mustafá Felipe and Antonio Ramón Diaz Sánchez have been ordered to “be ready” for this afternoon. This may point to their imminent release and subsequent deportation to Spain.

The five political prisoners have been kept in the infirmary of the Combinado del Este prison in La Habana for several days. Two other political prisoners, who are, as the previous part of the original Group of 75 arrested during Cuba’s Black Spring, Regis Iglesias Ramírez, Eduardo Díaz Fleitas and Efrén Fernández Fernández, are also at the prison’s infirmary.

Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello was also part of the Group of 75, but was released under an “extra-penal license” due to her health conditions.

We will continue to monitor and inform on the situation of these five political prisoners. We also continue to remind the regime of the public statement made by one of their top ranking members: that they are willing to release all political prisoners and that the latter can remain in Cuba if so they wish, that there will not be any more forced exile of prisoners.

We are watching you, and we are waiting.

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