Blind Christian Human Rights Worker Receives Trial After Two Year Imprisonment

(ICC) Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva, a blind Christian human rights activist, will finally be put on trial in Cuba on April 27 after spending over two years in prison. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Juan Carlos will go to trial on Tuesday, April 27th alongside nine other dissidents and human rights activists. The Cuban government has requested that he be sentenced to six years in prison. The announcement came on the same day as the European Parliament passed a resolution condemning Cuba’s treatment of dissidents and the continued repression and imprisonment of men and women dedicated to respect for basic human rights and democracy and only one week after the United Nations Commission on Human Rights passed a similarly critical resolution of Cuba’s record on human rights. Throughout his ordeal he and his wife have maintained an unbreakable faith in God – please pray that his faith will continue to be strengthened and will be a testimony to all those at his trial and those following his case both in Cuba and abroad.

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