Welcome to Castrogonia: Dissident Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera detained, harassed at airport

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera after an encounter with State Security agents in March 2013
Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera after an encounter with State Security agents in March 2013

Breaking news from the Directorio Democrático Cubano:

June 11: This morning Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera has been detained at the Santa Clara airport.  She is a a member of the Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement.

State Security personnel have threatened to confiscate her luggage.

As she was being harassed, Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera managed to contact the Directorio Democrático Cubano via cell phone.  Here is what she said:

“As I was coming out of the airplane I immediately noticed that Yunier Montagudo Reina, an official of State Security, was waiting for me.  I realized that this was yet another maneuver, yet another confiscation, yet another theft on top of all the ones I have endured on this island.”

(“Cuando me estoy bajando por las escaleras del avión veo la presencia del oficial de la Seguridad del Estado, Yunier Montagudo Reina y enseguida me percaté de que ya esto no era más que una maniobra, otro decomiso, otro robo de los tantos que me han hecho en la Isla.”)

The Directorio is alerting the international community, the press, and human rights organizations about what is happening to this dissident Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera.