The political prisoners of the Cuban regime are a fundamental part of its survival mechanism, they are the mechanism with which they produce fear in the population to achieve submission behaviors that would not otherwise be possible and they are the capital of international negotiation. Imprisoning and physically and/or psychologically torturing all kinds of people, falsifying accusations, assassinating their reputations, extorting money from their families and subjecting them to absolute defenselessness, is state terrorism with crimes against humanity, which only ends with the end of dictatorships. and the recovery of democracy.
In Cuba, the fundamental rule of Raul Castro is the violation of human rights and the attacks against the freedom of people that are committed by making the rule of law and the separation and independence of public powers disappear through the creation and operation of a system of judicialized repression.
The Cuban dictatorship has not spent a single day for 63 years in power without having political prisoners, courts of justice converted into centers of terror and torture, producing heinous sentences and sacrificing innocents with the purpose of instilling fear in the people. Thus they have produced intervention guerrillas, terrorism, drug trafficking, crimes, internationalist slaves, the exile of millions, the desertion of thousands, the misery of all and a criminal elite millionaire and unpunished.
The history of Cuba in the last six decades is proof of that characteristic so human that no one learns from someone else’s experience, but at the same time it is shameful of the tolerance of crime by the region’s democracies. The “Cuban dream”, the socialist paradise from which Cubans have wanted to escape since 1959, is the country with the greatest lack of freedom in the Western hemisphere.
Cuba is a full dictatorship because they have political prisoners. Right now, more than two thousand in Cuba, the dictatorial regimes themselves certify it with the fallacy of presenting political prisoners as processed in their justice systems where the judges are executioners and the trials are lynchings.
For Raul Castro and his son Alejandro, political prisoners are part of their capital to ensure indefinite permanence in power with impunity and control of international relations in which prisoners are an instrument of negotiation and change. This has always been the case in which the dictator Fidel Castro negotiated the release of one or several political prisoners in exchange for economic and political concessions such as the release of Armando Valladares -22 years in prison- freed by negotiations with the French president Francois Mitterand.
All political prisoners are victims and have the same importance, but for the Cuban dictatorship they have a different value in their criminal operation. The first value is the internal one with which they impose fear on the national population, demobilize and disorganize any possibility of regaining freedom through actions of social protest, as evidenced by the thousands of prisoners in the Cuban masmorras and the thousands converted into exiles.
The international value is given by the notoriety of the victims, as in the case of artists, journalists and religious whose number continues to increase. To maintain their capital, dictatorships use the “revolving door” system that consists of freeing some and imprisoning more.
This is barbarism, crime and shame, which shows that the way to free political prisoners is to end the Cuban dictatorial regime.