By Michael Scott Sandridge
We live in dangerous times where activists across the world face persecution or death for spreading ideas, a daring act in the eyes of tyrants. As you may have heard Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea, human right activists in Cuba and members of the Cuba Mises Institute, have recently been arrested and charged with the crime of “attack” by the Castro regime. This charge is common in Authoritarian states who have unilateral power over the definition of what is legal and illegal. The Libertarian Party of Indiana joins the Libertarian Parties of Nevada (LPN), New Hampshire (LPNH), and Spain (P-LIB) in demanding the immediate release of Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea. Paraphrasing Martin Niemöller famous quote, if we do not stand up for those whom we disagree with.. there will be no one left to stand up for you and I when they come for us.
You can help by following the few steps outlined below provided by the Libertarian Party of Nevada;
1) Condemn the Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba, and demand the safe release of the libertarian prisoners,
2) Ask the US State Department to place diplomatic pressure on Cuba for their release,
3) Call Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and State Legislators to make their own statements of support for these political prisoners and to ask the State Department to diplomatically pressure the Cuban government. Find your Congressman here and contact his or her office, and tweet at your governor.
4) Directly contact Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and demand the safe release of Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez Visea. Send them a message on Facebook and tweet directly at them.