The International Day Against Torture, Cuba, and dissident scientist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola

Ariel Ruiz Urquiola

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

International Day Against Torture and Cuba: Why was Ariel Ruiz Urquiola on a hunger and thirst strike outside of the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights?

Today we learned the good news that Ariel Ruiz Urquiola stopped his hunger and thirst strike five days after he had started it. He had been trying to draw the attention of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to speak to him.

He sat there just a short distance from the Wilson Palace, all day and all night in the street, waiting. What would drive a sane man to such extreme and desperate action? Ariel has a PhD in biology. He is an environmentalist, but because of his independent spirit he was banned from teaching and became a farmer. His sister, Omara Ruiz Urquiola, was also targeted, and in her case life saving treatment was compromised to punish her.

In May 2018, Ariel was arbitrarily detained, sentenced and jailed from early May to early July 2018. He was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment during his imprisonment. For example, according to him and the Frankfurt based International Society for Human rights, that has examined Ariel’s claims, there is convincing evidence that he was infected with HIV by Cuban officials during his time in prison. 

Today, June 26th is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and sadly there are many in Cuba who are torture victims. 

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3 thoughts on “The International Day Against Torture, Cuba, and dissident scientist Ariel Ruiz Urquiola”

  1. If the same situation involved a black homosexual Cuban, it still wouldn’t matter, not even if he’d been raped in jail by design of the prison staff. Practically nothing matters unless the victim is on the left and the victimizer is on the right. Look at all the black Americans killed by other black Americans, who are VERY deliberately ignored–just like the victims of Castro, Inc.

    We are simply dealing with people who are willfully blind and full of shit.

  2. When the victim is on the left and the victimizer is on the right, one must truly question said “victimhood”.

    Because, rest assure, had a rightist/nationalist General cleaned house and put an abrupt end to Castro, his followers, and his financiers in the late 1950s and early 1960s, today such national hero would have been “controversial”, at best.

    The aftermath would have been marked by the proverbial trials in the name of “crimes against humanity” with erected statues of Fidel Castro and pictures as his disappeared accomplices as the grand victims in the “war of ideas” – according to the illustrious left.

    Of course, some need a full plate of marxism before they can fully see what they asked for. However, should such plate come at the total expense of the nation? Hardly. Sadly, as the Spanish saying goes “nadie aprende por cabeza ajena” and by the time they learn, it is too late.

  3. Rightists, not even centrists, control the microphone. The media and the left, but I repeat myself, have worked diligently, for generations, to encompass the playing field; therefore, despite how obnoxious and discredited the media may be, it will continue being theirs until it implodes.

    Thus, anything that challenges the narrative is eliminated by being deemed “hate speech” – which is, in actuality, merely speech they hate. After all, it’s not as if they didn’t represent hate speech in an incessant manner.

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