Cuban president denounces harassment against Puerto Rican activists

Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Thursday reaffirmed Cuba’s support for members of Puerto Rico’s Juan Rius Rivera Solidarity Brigade, in the light of persecution by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.

We denounce harassment against our brothers from #PuertoRico, members of the Juan Rius Rivera Cuba Solidarity Brigade, who visited us recently. History has united us for more than 150 years.

There is no force capable of separating us, the Cuban leader wrote on his official Twitter account.

On Wednesday, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) informed that members of the solidarity group had been subjected to investigations, intimidating acts and phone calls about their solidarity activities.

In a statement published on its website, ICAP called to “denounce this outrage, in violation of the most human elements, which is also an act against the Cuban Revolution, and to unmask the true intentions of this new and aggressive campaign.”

Other organizations, such as the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Network of Solidarity with Cuba and Just Causes, expressed their solidarity with the Puerto Rican brigade in light of the violation of their rights.

For three decades, the Juan Rius Rivera Solidarity Brigade has been defying the US blockade against the Cuban people and defending the Cuban right to sovereignty, self-determination and independence.


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