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Prison Diary XXXIX: State Security — Factory of Detractors and Betrayers
/ Angel Santiesteban
Posted on July 27, 2013
Intent to discredit UNPACU (Patriotic Union of Cuba)

The machinery of the Castro regime’s State Security creates detractors,
traitors, and division among the opposition; this has historically been
its most persistent work.

We learned that to confront the designs of the Castro brothers, is to
enter the hall where they teach the “instruments” of psychological and
physical torture, if persuasion, persecutions, interviews, threats and
blackmail haven’t been enough.

For this mission, to enroll you as an “agent,” covert or concealed,
appears on the path to achieving their purpose of making you desist.
Some agree when they themselves are persecuted, and then give in, and
they are then used against those who, like them, once decided to dissent.

These beings become human missiles capable, like androids, of complying
to the letter with orders; to this must be added that most of those who
lend themselves to the needs of the regime are, in addition to being
cowards, usually mediocre, lacking in artistic talent, such that they
will not be remembered for their work; nor for their treachery and
meanness. They are negative beings, dark, murky, pieces in the gears of
the dictatorship who take advantage of the immediate benefits provided
to them by the totalitarian government as payment for their intrigues
and support of their smear campaigns.

I know that this happened with the National Patriotic Union of Cuba
(UNPACU), and particularly with the most visible of its organizers, the
patriot José Daniel Ferrer. They are nothing more than smokescreens used
to discredit one the most outstanding figures of the Cuban
revolutionaries, pursuing, risking his life and that of his family for
the freedom of Cuba, with a change in the current political process that
guarantees the rights for all Cubans, backed by the UN Covenants.

The death throes of the regime are visible, the kicking of the hanged
man, without logic or direction, its feet lashing out in all directions.
If we have the patience to wait and get this far, how can we not stand
up to their latest injustices and excesses.

Justice is what we are trying to achieve with change. Then we will
analyze their abuses, impositions to placate their anger, and the course
of national treasure; we will pursue their family bank accounts
globally, and return to Cuban its patrimony.

That is, indeed, the immediate reality which they fear and they will not
hesitate to raise their hands to order the physical disappearance of
those who hinder them, as has happened so far with several of our
leaders. In any event, we know that whether we are here or not, there
will be others who will impose order, laws and justice.

Our conscience rests on it.

Ángel Santiesteban-Prats, Prison 1580,

26 July 2013

Source: “Prison Diary XXXIX: State Security — Factory of Detractors and
Betrayers / Angel Santiesteban | Translating Cuba” –

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