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Jul. 8, 2014 | Press Releases

Cuba: Join HRF and DDC for “20 Minutes of Silence for 20 Years of Impunity”

NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) — Directorio Democrático Cubano (DDC) and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) invite you to join in a symbolic act of peaceful protest in honor of the 20-year anniversary of the “13 de Marzo” tugboat killings. On July 13, 1994, the Cuban government murdered 37 Cuban citizens as they attempted to escape the island aboard the tugboat 13 de Marzo. The gathering will take place Thursday, July 10, at 12:00 p.m. EST, outside the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations, located at 315 Lexington Avenue in New York. Human rights activists, civil society representatives, and members of the Cuban exile community will gather in front of the mission to observe 20 minutes of silence for the 20 years that this crime has gone unpunished. 

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