A Cuban dissident who had to flee into exile continues to be punished by the Cuban regime, prohibiting his mother from leaving the island to visit him. The cruelty and pettiness of the communist Castro dictatorship can never be overstated.
Interior Ministry prohibits mother from leaving Cuba to visit dissident son living in the U.S.
State Security has placed Olidia Ocaña Reyes, the mother of dissident Juan Carlos Reyes Ocaña, under regulated status, a move he says is a punishment by not allowing him to see her.
In a post on Facebook, the man, who has not been able to return to the island for 10 years, explained to CiberCuba that his elderly 75-year-old mother went to the Interior Ministry offices to obtain a passport and was informed she was under regulated status.
“The punishment is to prevent me from seeing her,” he said.
The Holguin native said he was planning on meeting her in Punta Cana because he is not allowed back into the country.
“If they think this is going to shut me up, they’re f^cked, I’m all about Homeland and Life and Down with the Dictatorship,” he said.
He explained how he wasn’t able to see his father before he passed away and added that he would not be intimidated. He will continue to speak out and denouncing the crimes and abuses committed by the Cuban dictatorship.
“Mom, we will see each other soon, in a free Cuba,” he said to his mother.
Ocaña Reyes was a journalist for the small newspaper Holguin Press and, during his last years in Cuba, suffered multiple arrests and threats by the oppressive forces of the Cuban regime.
In January of 2010, he was arrested by the National Revolutionary Police and taken to jail facing charges of contempt, disobedience, and illicit economic activity.
After that arrest, he declared a hunger strike in protest of the trial he was facing.