Kast: It's Very Hard to Watch a State Beat Its Own Women

Monday, September 7, 2015
As a society, I hope we can see beyond the single event that I unfortunately had to experience yesterday, and reflect upon what these women have to go through every day for simply wanting to walk in peace. To watch a State beat its own women is very hard. In Chile, in the past, we experienced human rights violations. I wish this wouldn't still be happening anywhere in the world. Perhaps if I wouldn't have been with them, today many wouldn't know about the repression taking place in Havana.
-- Felipe Kast, Chilean legislator and former Minister of Planning, who was arrested yesterday in Cuba for peacefully demonstrating with democracy activists, Diario de Cuba, 9/7/15