Thursday, August 20, 2015

Farinas Says Latest Arrests Show The Cuban Regime’s Insecurity

Farinas Says Latest Arrests Show The Cuban Regime's Insecurity / 14ymedio
Posted on August 19, 2015

EFE/14ymedio, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 17 August 2015 — The dissident
Guillermo Fariñas, winner of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize
for Human Rights, told EFE Monday, speaking from the Puerto Rican
capital, that the arrests recorded last weekend in Cuba are a sign of
insecurity of the regime in Havana.

Fariñas, who participated in the closing ceremony in San Juan of the
first Cuban National Conference, said the regime in Havana "was left
without enemies" after the rapprochement with the US Government.

"The battle is now with the Cuban citizen, because the enemy is the
people," said Fariñas, shortly after the issuance of the Declaration of
San Juan, which contains the outcome of the meeting begun last Thursday
in the Puerto Rican capital in which a hundred dissidents coming from
Cuba and elsewhere participated. The declaration marks the steps to
follow in the coming months.

Fariñas emphasized that the approach to Washington has not decreased the
intolerance of the Raul Castro regime. "They demand tolerance from
everyone, but also ask to be left to do," whatever they want, he said.

Fariñas is a part of the opponents of the regime in Havana gathered in
San Juan to study a common strategy of opposition to the Government of
Cuba, both inside and outside the island.

These Cuban dissidents called today for the unity of those who fight
against the Castro regime during the closing ceremony of the conference.

The Declaration adopted at the conference said that the purpose of the
meeting was "to seek ways to reconcile the work of the pro-democracy
forces with the commitment to restore sovereignty and all their
fundamental rights to the Cuban people."

Source: Farinas Says Latest Arrests Show The Cuban Regime's Insecurity /
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