Official Press Release.
Cuban exile condemns European Union’s position regarding Cuba.
The organizations listed below
want to present to the world-wide public opinion the following message:
The present Spanish administration heads the position of those who
struggle in the Old Continent to reduce the sanctions against Havana,
underhandedly trying to isolate those who want to maintain them.
Apparently during the secret agreement made in Havana November 26 2004
between the government of Cuba and government of Spain, it was agreed
between both parties that Cuba would release some of the hundreds of
political prisoners and in return the Spanish government would present
this as a test of good will by the Cuban dictatorship to the Committee
of the Council for Latin America (COLAT)
This disguised and dishonest game already produced results between the
members of the Committee of the Council for Latin America (COLAT) and
perhaps are getting results among other corrupt representatives of some
of the members of the European Union.
We do truly believe that no
government needs more tests and elements, than forty-six years of a
mono-partisan dictatorship, hundreds exterminated by the regime,
hundreds of pacifist citizens jailed, an exile of more than two million
Cubans and the endorsement that the very same Commission of Human Rights
of the United Nations even offers, where from its core and for more than
one consecutive decade condemns the Cuban dictatorship for its constants
and repeated violations to the Human Rights.
The dictatorship in existence since 1959, late and after four decades
the European Union took some small positive steps in favor of opening
the necessary space for our dissidence and pacifist opposition, small
compared with the size of the real cruelty implemented by the Cuban
government. Although we had wanted more support and solidarity from the
men and governments of good will, we accepted because our people suffer.
Now all the indicators point towards a shameful return of the European
Union to their old positions of complicity with the dictatorship.
Few and manipulated liberations of political prisoners who never should
have been imprisoned, is no sufficient reason to yield before a regime
that publicly "releases" and behind the scenes retrieves more victims as
it’s done from the beginning.
To ignore the right that our opposition has to participate in the
democratic activities of its representations in the island is a right of
freedom, if some European governments do not want to recognize that
right and does not want to share with our opposition, it would be
preferable that it closed his representation in our island.
We want to clarify to the world that we will condemn openly and with all
our forces any change that the European Union makes in favor of the
Cuban dictatorship and against our political prisoners, our freedom
fighters, and our people.
We want to go on record that we will not remain with our arms crossed
before the enemies of our freedom.
With God’s help, the accumulated sanity and political wisdom will reveal
to the European governments that their position is on the side of the
Cuban people and not of his old and discredited dictatorship.
Ing. César L. Alarcón
Presidente Movimiento Cubano Unidad Democrática.
Coordinador General Plataforma Cuba Democracia Ya.
Ernesto Díaz Rodríguez
Secretario General Alpha 66
Ahmed Y. Martel
Director Net for Cuba International.
Cmte. Húber Matos B.
Secretario General de Cuba Independiente y Democrática (CID)
Dr. Wilfredo Ventura
Director World Health Care International
January, 05 2005