MDFAWL stands with the Cuban people and joins in their “clarion call for freedom and relief.” For over six decades, the people of Cuba have been denied fundamental human rights including freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of peaceful assembly and association. Over the last few days, the Cuban peoples’ historic exercise of these rights has been met with horrific violence, imprisonment, and death at the hands of the Cuban government. The Cuban government has cut off access to internet and caused electrical and power outages on the island to prevent the dissemination of critical information both amongst dissenters and to the world.
MDFAWL stands in solidarity with and is committed to supporting our Cuban-American members, colleagues, family, and friends. On July 14, 2021, MDFAWL voted to join the Cuban American Bar Association and other Florida voluntary bar associations in an Open Letter Regarding the Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation in Cuba. Together we can take the proactive measures set forth in the letter in defense of freedom, dignity, and basic human rights and in support of the Cuban people.
Please download the Open Letter Regarding the Deteriorating Humanitarian Situation in Cuba below: