Expresiones del presidente del FDP, Manny Díaz, sobre la censura en Cuba y la detención injusta del artista Hamlet Lavastida

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En respuesta a los límites cada vez más frecuentes a la protesta pacífica, así como las violaciones a los derechos humanos por parte del gobierno de Cuba, lo que incluye la detención injusta del artista Hamlet Lavastidael presidente del Partido Demócrata de Florida, Manny Díaz, emitió las siguientes declaraciones. 

“En meses recientes el gobierno cubano ha tomado pasos cada vez más alarmantes para limitar la libertad de expresión y los derechos humanos. Ejemplo más reciente de ello es la detención injusta del artista Hamlet Lavastida, quien se encuentra en una lista larga de críticos políticos y artistas que han sido detenidos por expresar sus creencias, incluyendo miembros del Movimiento San Isidro quienes han sido arrestados y detenidos por exponer sus creencias, como hacer llamados al derecho a la protesta y la libertad de expresión artística.

‘Como estadounidenses orgullosos quienes gozamos de estos derechos y libertades, debemos alzar la voz contra el autoritarismo y las tácticas antidemocráticas, y defender el derecho a la expresión artística y a la libertad de expresión– tanto en este país como dentro del hemisferio. Tal y como lo entendían los padres fundadores a profundidad, la expresión de la libertad es un derecho humano intrínseco que no debe ser restringido por ningún gobierno o institución pública en el mundo. Todo el mundo debería tener el derecho de expresar libremente sus opiniones y creencias sobre sus ideas políticas y sobre el futuro de su pueblo. No debemos permitir que injusticias como estas pasen por desapercibido ni en Cuba ni en ninguna parte ya que es nuestro deber defender la libertad”. 

FDP Chair Manny Diaz Statement on Cuban censorship and the unjust detention of artist Hamlet Lavastida 

In response to the increasingly frequent limits on peaceful protest and human rights violations committed by the Cuban government, including the unjust detention of artist Hamlet LavastidaFlorida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement. 

“In recent months, Cuba’s communist government has taken increasingly alarming steps to limit free speech and human rights. The most recent evidence of this is the unjust detention of artist Hamlet Lavastida, who is among a long list of political critics and artists, including members of the San Isidro Movement, who have been arrested and detained for expressing their beliefs, such as calling for the right to protest and freedom of artistic expression. As proud Americans who enjoy these rights and freedoms, we must speak out against authoritarianism and anti-democratic tactics, and stand up for the right of artistic expression and free speech, both here at home and around the hemisphere.

“As our Founding Fathers intimately understood, freedom of expression is an inherent human right that should not be curtailed by any government or public institution anywhere in the world. Everyone should have the right to freely express their opinions and beliefs about political ideas and the future of their people. We cannot let injustices such as this go unacknowledged in Cuba or elsewhere, as it is our sacred duty to stand up for freedom.”

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