Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cuban opposition leader Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera denounces mistreatment in Cuba

Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera addresses Resistance Assembly

"I come in the name of all those women who inside of this country struggle for democracy in our country. I have been a victim on countless occasions of beatings, arrests and including victim of attempts to abuse me sexually. But I come to give hope to all the women struggling for freedom in Cuba that we will continue to struggle for that freedom that belongs to us, and that those dictatorial men will have to leave our country."  - Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, August 10, 2013

On Saturday, August 10, 2013 at a Forum organized by the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance held at the Florida International University Law School, Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera made a powerful presentation on the threats, harassment and violence that she and other female activists suffered for defending human rights in Cuba. She spoke of women such as Damaris Moya Portieles who was beaten and mistreated but was also threatened by state security agents with the rape of her five year old daughter.

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