FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021
After more than 60 years of oppression and tyranny under the Communist Regime, the Cuban people have taken to the streets en masse in peaceful protest. Outside of members of the military and government, Cubans have been denied basic human rights and are now facing a raging pandemic that the Cuban Authoritarian Regime cannot, or will not, control. Across the island the Cuban people have come together to demand change and the end of the dictatorship. But these peaceful protestors have been met with militaristic force, reportedly resulting in at least one death and scores of disappearances. The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ) strongly condemns any effort to strip the Cuban people of their basic right to peacefully protest against injustice and to demand freedom.
HBA-NJ President, Reynold Lambert, remarked: “As the son of Cuban immigrants, I know all too well the atrocities and hardships faced by the Cuban people. They are now fighting for basic human rights that we oftentimes take for granted, and it is imperative that we—as Americans—support that effort. Anywhere in this world, people should be free to peacefully march and protest against their government, without fear of violence or retribution. The HBA-NJ stands in solidarity with the Cuban people marching for their freedom, and urges the Biden Administration to use diplomatic channels to ensure that their right to peacefully protest is honored and respected by the Cuban government.”
About The Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
Founded in 1980, the HBA-NJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association that is comprised of attorneys, judges, law professors, law students, and other professionals who share a common interest in addressing the issues affecting Hispanics within the legal community.
The purpose of the Association is to serve the public interest: (i) by cultivating the art and science of jurisprudence, (ii) by advancing the standing of the legal profession, and (iii) by preserving high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among Hispanic lawyers.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O. Box 25562, Newark, NJ 07101