Thursday, June 1, 2023

They add Israel Rojas to the list of Cuban repressors

The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) included Israel Rojas from the Buena Fe group in its list of oppressors.

Rojas has been linked to repressive actions while he was a member of the Ministry of the Interior (MINUT) at Guantanamo, publicly inciting violence after the 9/11 protests, and collaborating with the Castro regime’s propaganda abroad. Report. From FHRC.

One of the musician’s possible victims was the lawyer and independent journalist Roberto Quinones Hayes, who met Rojas in the 1990s at an activity of the Union of Cuban Jurists at Guantanamo.

“Quinones made a comment about politics while Rojas was present. Months later, a colleague told him that when he left, Israel Rojas said: ‘What he doesn’t know is the size of the file we made him. Have been,” says The Report.

They also recall the singer-songwriter’s statements on official television at 11J outside the ICRT building, where several peaceful protesters were violently arrested.

“If someone irresponsibly says to destabilize that process (…) Well, there’s no other choice but to go out and fight, and everybody’s already heard the president, Everyone already knows what they have to do,” he announced before television cameras.

Regarding cooperation in propaganda abroad, the FHRC recalled that on several occasions they have been associated with pro-Castro organizations in other countries, such as Spain, with the support of state media such as Cubadebate.

For some days, Israel Rojas has been the center of a controversial debate due to the cancellation of his presentations and subsequent ones in different cities of Spain, where he arrived with the album “Morada”.

During a concert in Madrid, Cuban activists demonstrating against the dictatorship were supposedly assaulted by a Havana government official, leading to a police complaint and a boycott of the rest of the work.

Public opinion has been divided between those who support a boycott of the musician duo, and those who defend their right to perform their songs.

Milena Recio, a journalist from Oncuba, met Rojas in Madrid and the topics they discussed included political prisoners and peaceful protesters, a situation the artist said he was unaware of.

“That I know, no. And I’m not going to talk about what I don’t know. If someone tells me … they might say I don’t know it because I don’t want to. It’s not that . I’m not into all of that…”, he pointed out.

The objectives of this FHRC project include the identification, investigation and information gathering of forces or officials who practice repression, including arbitrary arrests, beatings and coercion with physical or mental torture, intimidation and other abuses.

One of the names most recently included is diplomat Johanna Tablada de la Torre, deputy director general of the United States Department of State’s Directorate of Foreign Intelligence (MINREX), who herself has been accused of spreading official propaganda that misrepresents Cuba’s reality. Dedicated to

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