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Cuban Democratic Directorate’s position on Dictator Fidel Castro’s Resignation
By Cuban Democratic Directorate

Miami. February 19, 2008. Cuban Democratic Directorate. The Cuban Democratic Directorate considers that the resignation of Fidel Castro is the replacement of one dictator with another and does not signify any real democratic change for Cuba. In order to have real change in Cuba, certain conditions must be met, such as the unconditional release of all political prisoners, the legalization of political parties, freedom of expression and free elections. There is no change until these occur. Until this moment, since the temporary transfer of power in July of 2006, there has been an increase in repression, arbitrary arrests, physical violence against members of the Cuban opposition and the imprisonment of numerous Cuban citizens for pre-crime “dangerousness”.

 

We believe that Raul Castro wants to gain the legitimacy that has not been conferred upon him by the people in truly free and democratic elections, by creating an international media campaign to make it appear as though there are openings and reforms which HAVE NOT TAKEN PLACE.

 

We urge the international community to continue their support for the right of the Cuban people to fight for freedom and achieve free elections in Cuba with international supervision.

 

 

Given on February 19, 2008

Press Release no.11/2008

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