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Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez

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Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez
Born1951
Died25 January 2017 (aged 66)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Known forCuban dissident
Spouse(s)Ada Moraima León Sabina[1]
ChildrenAilén, Claudia

Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez (1951 – 25 January 2017) was a Cuban dissident and had been declared as a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.[2]

He was president of the human rights organization Frente Escambray and activist supporter of the Varela project.[1][3] He was a member of the Democratic Action Movement, National Action Party and the Independent Democratic Front.[4]

He was imprisoned during the Black Spring in 2003 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.[2] At the time of his arrest he was president of the Escambray Human Rights Front.[1][failed verification]

Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez died on 25 January 2017 in Miami, Florida, U.S. at the age of 66.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Síntesis biográfica de Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez". Payolibre.com.
  2. ^ a b "Cuba: One year too many: prisoners of conscience from the March 2003 crackdown". Amnesty International. 16 March 2004. Archived from the original on 2012-09-26.
  3. ^ Neil Hicks, Director of International Programs. "Human rights defenders in Cuba two years after the crackdown" (PDF). Human rights first. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-10-12.
  4. ^ "Arturo Pérez de Alejo Rodríguez, Political Prisoner of the Week".
  5. ^ "Muere en Miami el disidente cubano Arturo Pérez de Alejo, del Grupo de los 75". Hoy Los Angeles (in Spanish). 25 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
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