Quote of the Day: Damaris Moya Portieles

Thursday, February 27, 2014
I come here today to denounce the deceptions and lies of the military and totalitarian regime of the Castro brothers. I am a victim, my family is a victim, of this regime. But I will not remain silent, nor will I abandon my country. Before I arrived in Geneva, my house remained completely surrounded, and the corners militarized by State Security and the National Revolutionary Police. As I prepared for this trip, I was arrested on two occasions and threatened by Lt. Col. Enrique of the Santa Clara Penal Center, who told me to be very careful what I said here because it could have consequences. The threat is based on reprisals that the police says it could take against me upon my return.
-- Damaris Moya Portieles, Cuban democracy activist, in remarks to the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, 2/25/14