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Jorge Luis González Tanquero

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Jorge Luis González Tanquero
Bornc. 1970
Died (aged 46)

Jorge Luis González Tanquero (c. 1970 – 27 November 2016) was a Cuban dissident.[1] He was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.[2]

When his family defected to the United States, then-President of the United States George W. Bush noted "They recently arrived from Cuba, but without Melissa's father. Jorge Luis Gonzalez Tanquero dared to defend the human rights of his countrymen. For that, he was arrested for crimes against the state. He languished in poor health inside a Cuban prison".[3]


  1. ^ "Jorge Luis González Tanquero".
  2. ^ "Cuba: One year too many: prisoners of conscience from the March 2003 crackdown". Amnesty International. 16 March 2004.
  3. ^ "President George W. Bush - Remarks at the U.S. Department of State on Cuba". Archived from the original on 2009-05-07.

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