When someone is sent to jail, the whole family suffers because prison cruelty in Cuba does not forgive, does not distinguish, that is why Ania Zamora equally suffers from the injustices that are committed in the La Belloté prison for women, in the province of Matanzas, where his daughter, Sissi Abascal, is serving a 6-year sentence.
For Ania, the more than a thousand political prisoners in Cuba are all Sissi because she firmly assures that when she asks for freedom for herself, she asks for freedom for those convicted of political causes in Cuba.
“Having Sissi and so many political prisoners in such horrible prisons right now is something very painful, but at the same time it strengthens us because we are their voices and we have to continue demanding their freedom every day,” the woman told. from the small town of Carlos Rojas in Matanzas, with an enthusiastic tone because on the 17th his 23-year-old daughter has a visit.
Sissi Abascal, a member of the Ladies in White, was sentenced in November 2021 to 6 years in prison for the crimes of contempt, attack and public disorder.
Other prisoners in La Belloté, and the health of Félix Navarro
In the same penitentiary are the Ladies in White Tania Echevarría and Saylí Navarro, sentenced to 6 and 8 years in prison, respectively, for participating in the demonstrations on July 11, 2021.
Saylí is the daughter of Félix Navarro, leader of the opposition Movement for Democracy “Pedro Luis Boitel”, and held in the Agüica prison, Matanzas, where she is serving a 9-year sentence for demonstrating on 11J.
“It had been more than 20 days since his wife had heard from Felix. She is convalescing from Covid, without fever or muscle pain, but with a lot of cold, in addition to her chronic condition, which is diabetes. This Wednesday, after repeated complaints, they gave him the right to a call, ”said Ania, who did not stop expressing concern because the activist’s family will not be able to see him until the next day 25, the day she is scheduled to visit.
Ania added that those responsible for the prison and the country’s leadership will be responsible for any health setbacks that Navarro, Physics professor and former political prisoner of the Group of 75, has, the dissidents and intellectuals who were convicted in summary trials during the Spring Black from 2003.
At the beginning of this month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary protection measures in favor of the opponent.
“Going out into the streets to demand freedom is not a crime, it is a right that we all have,” Ania stated, reiterating that all political prisoners are like her daughter, and she wants to see them free in a free country.