Human rights defender Rosa María Payá and University of Pennsylvania associate professor Amalia Dache earlier today (January 18, 2022) on MSNBC News commented on the detention and torture of protestors in Cuba. “It’s state terrorism, what’s going on in Cuba today,” stated Rosa María Payá.
José Díaz-Balart Reports quoted Professor Dache on Twitter: “There is definitely political apartheid happening in Cuba, definitely harsh punishments happening across racial lines, but Black Cubans are facing harsher punishments, even death.” Over social media, University of Pennsylvania associate professor Amalia Dache underscored the racial disparities in regime repression and gave specific examples. “Diubis Laurencio was killed by police and Christian Barrera Diaz was found dead in August after his family was told he was in a detention center. AfroCubans are being lynched in Cuba and witnesses are being sent to jail for 20 years. This is communism in Cuba in a nutshell.”