Cuban activist prohibited from boarding flight back home to Cuba from U.S. for a fourth time

For the fourth time, the communist Castro dictatorship has denied activist Omara Ruiz Urquiola her human right to return home, and once again Southwest Airlines acts as an oppressor for the regime.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

For the fourth time, the Cuban regime and U.S. airlines prevented activist Omara Ruiz Urquiola from returning to Cuba.

Ruiz Urquiola attempted to travel to the island yesterday, December 24, when at the boarding gate she was notified she would not be allowed to enter the country. The opposition leader considers the act to be “cruel,” adding she was very familiar with the cruelty of the Cuban dictatorship that keeps her away from her mother.

“For the fourth time they’re not allowing me to go to my home, for the fourth time U.S. airlines provide the Cuban government with the tools to violate my rights as a Cuba,” she wrote on Facebook.

In her post, she referenced how the regime in Havana has power over immigration policy in the U.S., and declared she will continue her attempts to return “as long as I have breath.”

Of course, it wasn’t Southwest Airlines’s decision to deny Omara her right to return to her country, but when they and other U.S. airlines become business partners of the murderous Cuban dictatorship, they also become de facto oppressors for the regime. It is yet another clear and undeniable indication that engaging corrupt and lawless communist regimes doesn’t lift them up, but only drags you down to their level.