Cuban Regime Targets Local UNPACU Coordinator


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Cuban Secret police persecutes local UNPACU coordinator Ms. Yumila Yessica Miranda Miquel
Cuban Secret police persecutes local UNPACU coordinator Ms. Yumila Yessica Miranda Miquel (RM)

Cuban Communist regime is preparing a criminal case against Ms.Yumila Yessica Miranda Miquel, a local coordinator of the Patriotic Union of Cuba.

An agent of the State Security, whose name I do not know, threatened me:  if I continue with my political activism of the UNPACU, I would be jailed. She told me to look at myself in José Daniel's mirror, Ms. Miranda Miquel told Radio Televisión Martí.

Mr. José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of the opposition group, has been imprisoned since July 11. On that day, he tried to join the protests that day in Santiago de Cuba. Mr. Ferrer is currently in the Mar Verde Prison in the same province, according to the regime.

The regime arrested Ms. Miranda Miquel on September 1 in Santiago de Cuba and took her to the 2nd Police Station, known as El Palacete. The police investigator questioned her about the actions that allegedly were the crime of enemy propaganda.

She said that police arrested her when she was leaving her house with another activist. At the arrest, she carried the leaflets with slogans Freedom for political prisoners, Homeland and Life, and Enough of Injustice. According to the police, even owning such material constitutes a crime against state security. Although I did not launch the flyers because I had them in my bag, I intended to do so, she explained during the interview.

I told them that I stand firm in what I do and that they can do to me whatever they want, she said.

The opposition members have denounced the increase of harassment and repression after the July 11 protests. Dozens of dissidents' homes remain under police surveillance.

 

     

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