In Call to Release All Imprisoned Artists, "Voces Presas” Campaignn (Imprisoned Voices) Highlights 3 Artists Jailed for Their Art and Activism.
New York/London/Stockholm, Nov.17.– PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and PEN International, in partnership with Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), today launched a new campaign “Voces Presas” (Imprisoned Voices) to shine a light on the stories of imprisoned Cuban artists: poet María Cristina Garrido and rappers Richard Zamora Brito and Randy Arteaga-Rivera. The campaign calls for the release of all imprisoned artists in Cuba and the respect and guarantee of artistic freedom on the island.
The campaign includes profiles on each artist’s career, with music videos and other excerpts of their art, and documents the harassment and imprisonment they have faced as a result of Cuba’s repression of free and creative expression. The social media campaign calls on the international community to stand in solidarity with Cubans whose freedom of expression is under attack and demand that the Cuban government releases these and all artists imprisoned because of their political views.Read more ...