The Cuban regime has assassinated another peaceful dissident. His name was Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia. And that’s how they “celebrate” Mother’s Day in Cuba. Another mother must accept the harsh reality of no longer being able to see her son just because chose to defend human rights in a country where all that is just is considered illegal.
As with the assassination of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the regime has been quick to respond. They have already classified the savage beating of Soto Garcia as a “lie”. However, as far as I know, the government has not yet fabricated an official (and false) version to explain his death. The only thing that is clear is that they have responded with fear, quickly asserting that it was all a lie. Now we must wait and see if the international media will repeat the absurd fallacies created by the Castro government, as many did with Orlando Zapata.
Yesterday, May 8th, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” reported through his Twitter that his house was surrounded by the political police to keep him from assisting the funeral of Soto Garcia. Yoani Sanchez also reported about the events, tweeting “more than 80 dissidents are present at the funeral in Santa Clara and they want to carry the coffin to the cemetery but they are not letting them do so“.
There is absolutely no justification in cases such as these. What can be done, however, is to continue spreading the news, acting upon it, and praying for those Cubans who surpass fear and do not accept silence, despite the consequences. The death of Juan Wilfredo Soto Garcia, like so many others, will never be in vain.
As Luis Felipe Rojas said on his Twitter, “The Gospel says: ‘About Jesus; they killed him on the cross, but he was resuscitated by God.’ Rest in peace, brother Juan Wilfredo Soto“.