Castro regime once again prevents Ladies in White from being honored abroad

From our More of the Same Bureau:

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, addressed a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, asking him to allow Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, to travel to Brussels to participate in the activities for the thirtieth anniversary of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience, granted by the continental parliamentary institution.

But the letter had no positive effect on the Cuban regime. When the activist, with her previously purchased ticket, tried to take her flight at the Havana International Airport, the Castro authorities prevented her from leaving the country.

“I once again convey to the European Parliament that the Castro regime has made a mockery out of the request that the vice-president and the president of the European Parliament made to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, to facilitate my participation in this important event of the 30th anniversary of the European Parliament, and really the answer was to prevent me from leaving, “said Soler.

Soler added that those who denied her permission to travel were “shameless, along with Bruno Rodriguez, Raúl Castro, and the even more shameless Miguel Díaz-Canel.”

Previous Sakharov Prize winners from all over the world attended the celebrations at the European Parliament. The Ladies in White have been, once again, the great absentees, because of the violation of the freedom of movement imposed by the Cuban dictatorship.

2 thoughts on “Castro regime once again prevents Ladies in White from being honored abroad”

  1. Note how black dissidents are typically “handled” by black security personnel. I suppose that might be a coincidence, but I rather doubt it. Optics, you know.

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