Ricardo Medina, Translator: Nina
My brother and friend, Priest Pastor Bautista Mario Félix Lleonart
Barroso, told me "the beast grows angry when it is reminded of its dead"
in a text message that reflected his worry because of the arbitrary
arrest of my wife Katia Sonia Martín Véliz and Aimé Cabrales Aguilar, on
the morning of July 13.
Unfortunately, while many Cubans paid tribute to the victims of the
tugboat "13 de Marzo" (March the 13th) that, by order of the Cuban
government, was sunk in the waters of the Bay of Havana to the sound of
pressurized water jets and sandbags, the world shuddered because of the
death by freezing of a young Cuban who was trying to escape the same
regime that massacred a group of people seventeen years ago.
This time, Adonis put himself at the risk in search of freedom like any
human being, he tried to make it in the rear landing gear of an Iberia
aircraft that served the Havana-Madrid Flight 6620. His body was found
with wounds in the chest and the head, as reported by the Anatomical
Forensic Institute of Madrid. Cubans submerged in complete
misinformation had no knowledge about another victim of the Castro
regime intolerance. I do not think Adonis was escaping repression, but
he was in search of opportunities that Cuban people are deprived of.
The Priest Bautista was right; the beast grows angry when it is reminded
of its dead, but the firm stand of the internal opposition movement, day
after day, continues to remember and pay tribute to the dead of the
dictatorship, until it is time for the murderers to present themselves
before the court of life and assume the consequences of their actions.
Presbyterian Ricardo Santiago Medina Salabarria+
Translated by: Nina
July 13 2011