U.S. Calls for Cuba to Release All July 11 Political Prisoners   

On July 11, 2023, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken called for Cuba to release its “more than 700 individuals who remain in Cuban jails, condemned to prison sentences ranging up to 25 years for exercising their freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly.”

This was a reiteration of the U.S. “call for the immediate release of unjustly detained political prisoners and urge the international community to join us in demanding the Cuban government release the hundreds of students, journalists, artists, young people, and others unjustly imprisoned.”


Blinken, Call to Release All 11J Political Prisoners in Cuba, State Dep’t (July 11, 2023).



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As a retired lawyer and adjunct law professor, Duane W. Krohnke has developed strong interests in U.S. and international law, politics and history. He also is a Christian and an active member of Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church. His blog draws from these and other interests. He delights in the writing freedom of blogging that does not follow a preordained logical structure. The ex post facto logical organization of the posts and comments is set forth in the continually being revised “List of Posts and Comments–Topical” in the Pages section on the right side of the blog.

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