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A message of grave concern from opposition leader before her return to Cuba

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera returns to Cuba tomorrow and leaves a message of concern

Stay vigilant and watch over activists in Cuba.

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera is worried about her husband's life and safety. Yris is a human rights defender and president of the Rosa Parks Movement for Civil Rights. She has spoken before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland and returned to Cuba to continue her activism.

She recently traveled outside of the island again to attend meetings in Spain and in the United States to denounce what is taking place in Cuba while at the same time recognizing that within the Cuban populace there is an awakening underway in which many Cubans are demanding their freedom and calling for the end of the rule of the Castro brothers.

Tomorrow she returns to Cuba not knowing what awaits her.

Her husband, Jorge Luis García Pérez "Antúnez" has written an open letter to Raul Castro denouncing the dictatorship while describing with great detail how it operates. Yris fears for his life and the reprisals for writing his defiant letter.

In the short video below she expresses her concerns regarding Jorge Luis's health following an injection during his June 2014 detention with an unknown substance. Antúnez described the episode where he received the injection.

Continue reading HERE.

2 comments to A message of grave concern from opposition leader before her return to Cuba

  • asombra

    The Congressional Black Caucus and other black American civil rights "champions" will be sure to keep this in mind. Or not. I mean, all oppressed black people are screwed, but only some of them are worth noticing.

  • asombra

    "Che" was ultimately a perverse putz absurdly full of himself. It's just that, if you give a putz enough gas, he can get a lot mileage--even if he never actually gets anywhere.