Here is a list of the political prisoners Cuba frees under diplomatic pact with Washington

All 53 political prisoners Cuba pledged to release as part of a normalization agreement with the United States have now been freed, a senior Obama administration official said Monday. U.S. official: Cuba frees political prisoners under diplomatic pact with Washington

THE SECRETARY OF STATE
WASHINGTON

JAN 12 2015

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and
Related Programs,

Committee on ApprOpriations,

United States Senate

Washington, DC. 20510

Dear Senator Leahy:

Knowing of your strong interest in the release of political prisoners in Cuba, I am providing
you with the list of 53 individuals the United States discussed with the Cuban government.
As you know, we shared the names of individuals jailed in Cuba on charges related to their
political activities. Raul Castro announced December 17 that the Cuban government had
decided to release those individuals. The Government of Cuba began releasing a small
number of those individuals in the weeks and months prior to the December 17
announcement. In the last few days, the remainder of the 53 dissidents were released.
Attached you will ?nd a list of these individuals.

As President Obama said on December 17, we are ?under no illusions about the continued
barriers to freedom that remain for ordinary Cubans.? In fact, that's one of the key reasons
we've shifted our policy because we know the status quo had not succeeded in helping
these Cubans meet their aspirations. We will continue to make clear to the Cuban
government that neither those 53 individuals released, nor any Cuban exercising their
universal right to have their voices heard, be subject to harassment, arrest or beatings.

Obviously we are deeply concerned by reports of short-tenn detentions of Cubans
peacefully attempting to express their opinions in the wake of the President?s announcement.

As the President said, we do not expect that the changes to US. policy will effect a
transformation of Cuban society overnight. We are cenvinced, however, the old policy of
isolation did not achieve its objectives, and that a new policy will more effectively promote
our values and help the Cuban people help themselves as they move into the 215t century.

cerely,

John F. Kerry

Enclosure:
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Emilio Planes Robert
Alexeis Vargas Martin

Diango Vargas Martin
Bianko Vargas Martin

Ivan Fernandez Depestre

Sonia Garro Alfonso
Ramon Alejandro Munoz
Eugenio Hernandez Hernandez
Juliet Michelena Diaz

Angel Yunier Ramon Arzuaga

Vladimir Morera Bacallao

Jorge Ramirez Calderon

Marcelino Abreu Bonora

Wilberto Parade Milan

Alcibiades Guerra Marin

Jose Leiva Diaz

Eider Frometa Allen

Alexander Roberto Fernandez Rico
.Aracelio Riviaux Noa

David Piloto Barcelo

Enrique Figuerola Miranda

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Navarro

Lazaro Romero Hurtado

Luis Enrique Labrador Diaz -
Madeline Lazara Caraballo Betanoourt (on probation?
Miguel Alberto Ulloa Ginard
Reiner Mulet Levis

Roberto Hernandez Barrio
Alexander Otero Rodriguez
Angel Figueredo Castellon
Anoy Almeida Perez
Carlos Manuel Figueroa Alvarez
Cesar Andres Sanchez Perez
Daniel Enrique Qezada Chaveoo
David Bustamante Rodriguez
Eliso Castillo Gonzalez
Ernesto Roberto Rivery Gascon
Ernesto Tamayo Guerra

Haydee Gallardo Salazar

Jorge Cervantes Garcia

Jose Lino Ascencio Lopez

Juan Carlos Vasquez Osoria
Julio Cesar Vega Santiesteban
Leonardo Paumier Ramirez
Miguel Tamayo Fries

Miguel Guerra Hastie

47. Niorvia Rivera Guerra

48. Rolando Reyes Rabanal

49. Ruberlandis Mainet Villalon
50. Sandalio Mejias Zuluata

51. Vladimir Ortiz Suarez

52. Yojarnas Area Sarmiento

53. Yordenis Mendoza Cobas.