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Antunez and Yris Tamara Perez arrive to Miami “to denounce the Cuban reality” (Images)

Antunez and Yris Perez reunite with relatives in Miami. Photo: @pedazosdelaisla

In an emotional re-encounter with relatives and brothers in struggle, Jorge Luis Garcia ‘Antunez’ and Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera arrived to Miami, the capital of the Cuban exile, on the night of Sunday, August 4th 2013 as part of a tour to “denounce the Cuban reality”.

Antunez spoke those words to the different media outlets that were present in the Airport of Miami.  From the moment he walked through the door of Cuba arrivals, the renown dissident and former political prisoner began to speak about the situation of Cuba, highlighting the cases of political prisoners such as Ivan Fernandez Depestre and Armando Sosa Fortuny, denouncing the wave of arrests which occurred before his departure from the island and assured that his visit has only one purpose, to let the world know that in Cuba there have not been real reforms and that human rights violations continue against the people.

Antunez, leader of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front, also assured that pro-freedom demonstrations on the streets of Cuba are increasing.

On her part, Yris Perez, who heads the Rosa Parks Movement for Civil Rights, said she was very emotional and stood by the declarations made by her husband.  Yris has been victim of constant beatings, actions which have caused her serious health complications.  Regardless, she continues carrying out public opposition to the dictatorship.

Before offering their final remarks to the media, Antunez and Perez Aguilera reiterated that “they will not shut up or [permanently] leave Cuba“.

Yris Perez (center) reunites with sisters in struggle, Bertha Antunez and Idania Yanez. Photo: @pedazosdelaisla

Antunez speaks to journalist Juan Manuel Cao & other media outlets in Miami. Photo: @pedazosdelaisla

More images to come.

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2 responses to “Antunez and Yris Tamara Perez arrive to Miami “to denounce the Cuban reality” (Images)

  1. Pingback: Antúnez arrives in Miami: Report and photos | Babalú Blog

  2. Regina Anavy August 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I hope he goes to Washington and speaks to the Black Caucus.

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