Answer To Those Who Don’t Accept the Embargo / Angel Santiesteban
Posted on May 31, 2014
A public letter addressed to President Obama with the intention of
lifting the embargo or, at least, lessening it, has been signed by
figures who demonstrate that Human Rights on the Island do not matter to
them at all.
For some, shame means a check with several zeros. I cannot hide that it
fills me with consternation that there exist people in this world who
defend the dictatorship although I suspect that those who do it do not
think of anything more than economic gain, perks or future payments for
political “lobbying” services. One way or another, it means the same
thing for ethics and humanity. Their shameless acts rival each other for
the championship of the most cynical.
No one with honor can raise his voice to strengthen the tyranny of the
Castro brothers, which — for more than a half a century — has sunk our
country into misery. They cannot hide behind the apparent good intention
of “helping the Cuban people” when we know that absolutely nothing will
improve in our reality; to the contrary, as the totalitarian regime is
strengthened, the same will occur with the iron yoke that they exert
over the people, repression and assassinations of dissident leaders will
increase. That is the only thing that they will achieve if they raise or
lessen the embargo on the Castro family.
To those to whom it does not matter then, sign and protect the Cuban
Lawton prison settlement. May 2014
Follow the link to sign the petition for Amnesty International to
declare Cuban dissident Angel Santiesteban a prisoner of conscience.
Translated by: Michaela Klicnikova and mlk.
29 May 2014
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