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Not mourning the death of Fidel Castro is punishable by prison, beatings and death in Cuba.… 1/15
Two years ago, on a Black Friday that fell on November 25, 2016, Cuban tyrant Fidel Castro died at the age of 90 never having had to answer for his many crimes against humanity both in and out of Cuba. 2/15
From Nicaragua, to Ethiopia, to Venezuela, and in many other places the Castro regime assisted tyrants and dictators to hold on to and consolidate their power.… 3/15
The two year mark will be reached in two days, but the record is already evident for those willing to look with a critical eye. When Fidel Castro's death was announced mourning was obligatory, and failure to do so had serious consequences.… 4/15
An entire family in Holguin made up of Maydolis Leyva Portelles and her children: Fidel Batista Leyva, and twins Adairis and Anairis Miranda Leyva, were arrested for "defamation of martyrs of the homeland" because they refused to mourn the dictator.… 5/15
Darío Pérez Rodríguez, who refused to watch the funeral ceremony on television saying they disgusted him, was released in October 2017. Luis Andrés Domínguez Sardiñas was arrested on November 27, 2016 and accused of celebrating Fidel Castro's death,… 6/15
Eduardo Cardet Concepción, a Cuban physician, human rights defender, and national coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) gave a critical assessment of Fidel Castro's rule to the international press following the dictator's death.… 7/15
Cardet returned home to Cuba, and was beaten up by the secret police in front of his wife and two children. Cardet was beaten up again in prison, subjected to a political show trial and sentenced to three years in prison.… 8/15
Cardet was subjected to a political show trial, sentenced to 3 years in prison. stabbed with a sharp object repeatedly & denied family visits b/c they were campaigning for his release. November 30th will mark 2 years that he has been unjustly jailed.… 9/15
In at least one case celebrating the death of Castro proved a death sentence. Prisoner Hermenegildo Duvergel was badly beaten by prison guards for celebrating the death of Castro on the day the dictator died.… 10/15
The beating was so severe that they broke his ribs, and did not give him medical assistance. Hermenegildo died from the injuries caused by the beating.… 11/15
Taking the above reality into account, and previous historical examples with the death of another tyrannical monster, Josef Stalin, the scenes from Cuba should not have come as a surprise.… 12/15
However, the actions by some in the international community and democratic heads of state was shocking.… 13/15
On December 1, 2016 at the United Nations General Assembly held a moment of silence for Fidel Castro in New York City. Five days later on December 6, 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva Switzerland held another moment of silence.… 14/15
Spain's socialist prime minister today failed to speak out publicly for Cuban prisoner of conscience Eduardo Cardet, but pledged to pour money into the Cuban dictatorship that will strengthen its military and police state.… 15/15
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