Dissident Cuban mother remains on hunger strike protesting rape threats against 6-year-old daughter

A Cuban mother and human rights activist has been on hunger strike for 18 days in protest of the threats made by the Cuban dictatorship’s political police that her 6-year-old daughter would be raped if she continued her opposition activities.

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Cuban Mother on day 18 on hunger strike in Cuba

Damaris Moya Portieles is protesting rape threats against her six-year old daughter by Castro agents.

Damaris Moya Portieles and her six-year-old daughter Lázara Contreras Moya
Damaris Moya Portieles has been on hunger strike for the past 18 days.  She is protesting the rape threat against her six-year old daughter made by Castro regime agents. Now the dictatorship threatens to prosecute Damaris for not sending her daughter to school. This despite the fact that she fears to  send her daughter there while the Cuban state security agent and regime agents who threatened to rape her daughter have not been held accountable.
The Inter American Commission on Human Rights on June 12, 2012 released a precautionary measure for Damaris Moya Portieles and her six-year-old daughter Lázara Contreras Moya It calls for taking the necessary measures to protect the life and physical integrity of the mother and daughter while at the same time calling for an investigation.
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