Saturday, December 5, 2015

Rosa Maria Payá in solidarity with Cubans and Venezuelans

"We wish to express our solidarity with all those who suffer from any form of oppression and injustice, and with those in the world who have been silenced or marginalized." - Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas

"We can't look away while human rights are violated in a sister country" - Patricio Walker, President of the Senate of Chile 

Rosa Maria Payá with Patricio Walker in Venezuela
Rosa Maria Payá, daughter of martyred Cuban opposition leader Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas, is carrying on her father's Christian democratic legacy of solidarity with those suffering oppression and injustice both inside and outside of Cuba. Rosa Maria, along with Cuban musicians, visited her compatriots stranded on the frontier with Nicaragua and took part in a solidarity concert  on Thursday, December 3rd to lift their spirits.

Rosa Maria Payá with David D Omni and Cuban refugees in Costa Rica
 Today she is in Venezuela as an observer in the parliamentary elections that will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 over twitter Rosa Maria stated her objectives clearly: "I'm in Caracas for the elections to support transparency and democracy [for] Venezuela and Cuba." In an earlier tweet she explained that she had been invited to Venezuela by Patricio Walker, a long time friend of human rights and liberty in Cuba, who is now president of the Chilean Senate.

All eyes on Venezuela, international solidarity with Venezuelan democrats needed!

Rosa Maria Payá together with Ana Karina Garcia, Lilian Tintori and other activists

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