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Mr. Dictator Raul Castro

From Placetas, in the center of Cuba, Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez and his wife Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera are writing to you, a married couple openly opposed to your tyrant and totalitarian regime. On this occasion we want to send you a responsible summons motivated by the cruel, unfair, arbitrary blockade to which we and our homes are subjected by your cowardly repressive forces every day and night for the last months, with the clear purpose to hinder and impede our movements.

Mr. Dictator, general without battles with the only achievement of being able to sustain the Castro regime after your brother, based on murders like those of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Juan Wilfredo Soto García, Laura Inés Pollan Toledo, Wilman Villar Mendoza; and to launch a daily cruelty against your own people, also know the writers herein are neither afraid nor will permit your aggressive and demoralizing repressive political organizations to keep us in an arbitrary  and constant house arrest, by means of which we are not only arrested when we go to opposition activities, but also our daily life is hindered like visiting a friend, attending a funeral and the worst is when we want to go to a hospital to receive medical assistance due to our aggravated sufferings due to the physical deterioration and attrition of so much repression.

Mr. Dictator to you, promoter of so many crimes, executions, off-the-record murders, evictions of unprotected families, firings of our workers, we are not scared and we summon you in public to bring to an end to this rude and arbitrary violation of our rights, of freedom of movement within our own country, and have the courage  to order your servants  and compliant courts and military figureheads to take us to prison, because we assure you, Mr. Dictator, that from now on you will have to arrest us almost every single day because our home is not a prison and we have much more courage and principles than those hungry colleagues of yours located day by day on the corners of our home to stop our steps.

Mr. Tyrant in chief, responsible for the murder of our Brothers to Rescue (Hermanos al Rescate), of more than twenty unprotected children and women maliciously sunk in that ship 13 of March (Embarcacion 13 de Marzo), to You tyrant whose crimes are only compared to those of the Germany of the Nazis or the Russia of Stalin, we summon you to know that here in this city of Placetas, there is a black couple in the opposition with a lot more self-respect and strength than those subordinates of yours who uselessly by means of beatings, arrests, cells of confinement and all kinds of attacks, think you will make us desist from our purpose. We will not renounce our Motherland if that is what you are looking for with such unmeasurable persecution, harassment and constant acts of imprisonment.

Raul Castro we understand you and your frightening repressive teams before the terror and concern caused by a group of women called Movimiento Femenino Rosa Parks (Rosa Parks Women’s Movement), who had the courage last 1st of March to go to the municipal headquarters of the dishonorable and parasitic ruling party that you represent, to claim in a loud voice, freedom and justice for their people. I can imagine how a regime must be feeling in order to send its elite troops to repress these peaceful and unprotected women who, different from your troops, have the courage to go out to the streets to protest.

Raul Castro I understand what it means and represents to your government to have on the streets a man who after 17 years of uninterrupted political prison has not submitted and despite his many possibilities to leave, has decided to stay in Cuba struggling against the tyranny you represent. Mr. Dictator I understand that neither you not your ghastly and unburied brother who represents hatred, violence, opposition and depravity itself, you don’t know what consequence means and never believe in the appearance of the National Front of Civic Resistance Orlando Zapata Tamayo (Frente Nacional de Resistencia Cívica Orlando Zapata Tamayo), guided by young men and women, simple and mainly all born under your so badly called Revolution, to whom your instruction did not succeed, and that this Front grows and multiplies along the country with demonstrations and actions never thought before which have stimulated the struggle there in that scenery that hurts you so much, the streets. You can not accuse us of being Batistianos, bourgeois, yet we have not known another society than this one, neither of mercenaries, nor paid because of the way and conditions in which we proudly live, and which ruins your stupid campaign that attempts to show the contrary.

Raul Castro, your repressive teams never imagined that slogans like “We are all resistance” or “The streets belong to the people” would make the tyranny kneel, and that the effort to divide the  domestic and exile resistance would fail. The Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, worthless dictator, knows it is one of your biggest and worst nightmares and that the Cuban people in this island, far away from your tendentious round tables or programs of official instruction, they look for the truth in Radio Marti and Radio Republica. That’s the reason why you so much attack them.

That’s why I am here, worthless dictator, to summon you to stop the prohibition on my wife Yris and me being able to walk freely in our own country, or find the courage to arrest us, yet with pleasure I would return to the group of political prisoners. My political and patriotic personal experience that is most important and where I was never dissuaded, and another thing assassin dictator I think you can not do, because I reassure once again that he who writes, Jorge Luis García Pérez Antunez, I WON’T SHUT UP, I’M NOT LEAVING.

Translated by AnonyGY (Edited by site manager)

April 12 2012

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Mr. Presidents and Foreign Ministers participating in the Sixth Summit of the Americas, meeting in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia:

I am Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez, former Cuban political prisoner who, after warmly greeting you and sending you my respects on behalf of my brothers of the internal resistance, which in a peaceful but direct fight suffers daily repression with respect human rights and fighting for a transition to a free and democratic society. I would like to take this opportunity through an exile organization, MAR for Cuba and the Cuban Resistance Assembly, which serve as a conduit to this letter, to expose to all those present, the grim picture of violated human rights in Cuba, and the titanic efforts of a people in their struggle for freedom.

Respected leaders and foreign ministers, delegations, the regime in Havana is striving more than ever to continue curtailing the freedom of its citizens and to nullify their rights and freedoms for the sake of their ultimate goal, to stay in power at all costs, regardless the high price paid by a people living in poverty and lack of freedoms.

Ladies and Gentlemen, in my country they continue to penalize the exercise of fundamental rights recognized internationally. The beatings, violent raids of homes, imprisonment, are the order of the day, covered in the cold indifference of an important part of the international community, and committed by callous hierarchy and especially the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators of such outrages whose victims, in the absence of rule of law and guarantees as citizens, are in a perpetual state of helplessness.

In this repressive situation, the desires of a people for freedom caused them to stand up and demand justice. The proof is the existence of a number of organizations that make up an emerging civil society, including the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Front of Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience, which has managed in an unprecedented reality to organize a concerted effort by a full range of regional coalitions in Cuba peacefully promoting democracy.

This Front, born of the need for historical and situational leadership for the longed for unity in action, has become the most annoying nightmare facing the repressive bodies, which are alarmed by soaring pots-and-pans protests, marches, sit-ins, speeches and other forms of public protest that have managed to shake the very foundations of the dictatorship.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the emergence and development of a strong opposition leadership within the island formed by the new generations that the regime sought to indoctrinate with the same totalitarianism, show the whole world how necessary it is to redouble the approach and contact with Cuban democrats, of how imperative it is today is to intensify international solidarity not only to support us but politically and to economically isolate a regime that uses its resources to suppress the rebellious voices.

The Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Front of Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience and other organizations of the political opposition claim before this VI Summit of the Americas, one of the most important and prestigious of the free world, asking all people of good will present, that an occasion like this calls for a clear and forceful statement in favor of the cause of freedom in Cuba and condemning the Castro communist dictatorship, responsible for so much pain, censorship and damage to our people.

Remember that Cuba is the only country in our hemisphere that lacks a democratic state, the only people of this great American family that is forbidden the sacred right to democratically elect their leaders and where opinions, freedom of movement, association and even disagreeing politically are acts that constitute a crime

All these elements are more than enough for an urgent, timely and strong condemnation. Ignoring the crime would also legitimize the repressors and further delay the end of this totalitarian agony that has oppressed us for over half a century.

With my greatest respect I await, from such distinguished participants at this Summit of the Americas, a statement on the matter,

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antunez

Secretary General of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Front of Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience.

Placetas, Villa Clara, Cuba, April 8, 2012

April 13 2012

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