- Immediately and unconditionally release all imprisoned journalists. - Vacate the convictions of the nine journalists who were released on medical parole since the 2003 crackdown. - Ensure the proper care of all journalists in government custody. We hold the government responsible for the health and welfare of those incarcerated. - Fully meet its commitments under the recently signed International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by allowing journalists to work freely and without fear of reprisal.
Fidel Castro's administration had defended the 2003 arrests as protection against "mercenaries" working with the United States.
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