Rosa María Payá bravely returns to Castro Kingdom


If you’re a praying sort of person, please pray for Rosa María.

She is a modern-day Daniel, entering the lion’s den.

If you’re not a praying sort of person, ask someone else to do it for you.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias:

Cuban dissident Rosa María Payá, daughter of murdered democracy activist Oswaldo Payá and founder of the Cuba Decide movement, returned to Cuba on Wednesday January 18 to lend her support to her fellow dissidents who are being subjected to an increase in repression.

Castro agents detained her for a while and confiscated her passport, but eventually said, “we’ll let you come in, this time.”

She says on her Facebook page that the increasing repression of the first few days of 2017 reminds her of the prelude to the Black Spring of 2003, during which 75 dissidents were rounded up and given long prison sentences.

“In the past few days an escalation in violence against all Cuban dissidents –including those of the citizen initiative Cuba Decide.  Many friends have been jailed, beaten, or threatened, and they have feared for their lives.”

Payá cited the continued harassment of the Ladies in White and UNPACU as very disturbing, and also the cases of dissidents who have been arrested such as Dr. Eduardo Cardet, economist Karina Gálvez,  labor organizer Iván Hernández Carrillo,  Caridad Burunate,  musician Luis Alberto Mariño, and artists Tania Bruguera and Danilo Maldonado (El Sexto). 

“Me voy a mi casa, estaré con mis amigos,” she said.  “I’m going to my home, I’ll be with my friends.”

Read the whole story HERE in Spanish — includes some of her tweets.

1 thought on “Rosa María Payá bravely returns to Castro Kingdom”

  1. Ironically, her father’s murder (which everybody everywhere knows was murder even if they don’t admit it) is her chief protection, apart from the divine kind.

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