|Some Cuban martyrs and victims of communism in Cuba|
|Parents of Mario de la Peña address Justice Cuba in the Cannon Building|
|Sylvia Iriondo addresses Justice Cuba in the Cannon Building|
|Listening to Jorge García Más, who lost 14 family members on July 13, 1994|
"Although with other characteristics , in the summer of 1977, on the occasion were various Cuban political prisoners found ourselves in the punishment cells of the Combinado del Este prison, the prison authorities made use of the application of acoustic tortures with the intention of breaking our physical and mental states of health. In the area of the punishment cells where I had been confined during those days were also the political prisoners Luis Zuñiga, Miguel Angel Alvarez Cardenty, Servando Infante Jimenez, Remberto Zamora Chirino, Teodoro Gonzalez Alvarado, Sergio Bravo and Reinaldo Lopez Lima.Although Ernesto Díaz went on to say that it was possible it was a murder covered up as a suicide. In reality, either way, Rafael del Pino Siero was a victim of the Communist tyranny of Cuba. Basilio Guzman described the after effects of the sonic attacks he suffered while in prison: "I have never been able to climb a ladder again, the doctor has forbidden me, because I feel that I have lost my stability since those days in prison."
Rafael del Pino Siero, U.S. citizen, was another who inhabited those infernal jails. We knew of his personal differences with Fidel Castro, with whom he had shared a frustrated friendship. This was the apparent reason that in reprisal during many years they denied him adequate medical assistance to correct a serious infection that he had suffered in the bladder. In that way from the time of his arrest and imprisonment he had been obligated to carry, for years, with a catheter and plastic bag for the collection of urine. The accumulated suffering of this period of cruelty, added to the sonic tortures that together with us he was a victim of, were probably the cause during those days that motivated what the government defined as a suicide by this political prisoner in his punishment cell."
|Basilio Guzman (left) and Ernesto Díaz Rodríguez (right) testified today|
|Congressman Diazz Balart addresses the Commission and the audience|
Earlier in the day members of the JusticeCuba commission went to the Embassy of Cuba in Washington, DC to obtain visas to travel to Cuba to interview victims and oppressors. They were denied entry to the diplomatic compound. This should not have been a surprise.
|Members of theJusticeCuba Commission outside the Embassy of Cuba in DC|
All of this demonstrates that the Castro regime fears truth and memory because it leads to justice that would hold the oppressors accountable.