Miami—April 9, 2018—“JusticeCuba.” The Mexican jurist, who presides over the International Commission that has been investigating, for over a year, the Castro regime’s crimes against humanity against the Cuban population, urged Raul Castro, “to appear before the Justice Cuba Commission in Lima “to answer for the systematic pattern of crimes against humanity by the Castro regime.”
Before departing for Peru, Rene Bolio stated, in an interview granted to Radio Republica, the station of the Cuban Democratic Directorate that broadcasts from Miami to Cuba, that the Justice Cuba Commission wants the leaders of the Castro regime, starting with Raul Castro, to answer for the institutional policies that have resulted in constant and widespread violations of human rights.
“They have to answer key questions; for example, about the executions of thousands of opponents, systematic torture in prisons, forced disappearances and domestic displacement of civilian populations, the internment camps, punishment against disaffected sectors of the population; about the constant and calculated persecution staged against believers of various denominations, the relentless violence against those who simply wanted to leave the country, such as the massacre of the March 13 Tugboat, the massacre in international airspace of the Brothers to the Rescue volunteer pilots, as well as the selective assassination of opponents like Pedro Luis Boitel, Oswaldo Paya, Laura Pollan, Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Juan Wilfredo Soto, Wilmar Villar Mendoza, among others,” said Bolio.
“The evidence that we have collected on these institutional crimes is overwhelming,” he added before traveling to Lima to preside over the hearing of the Justice Cuba Commission, to be held in that capital on April 12, before the VIIISummit of the Americas.
Exiled Cubans from Miami will travel to Lima to participate in a public hearing organized by the Justice Cuba Commission. Sylvia Iriondo, president of the Mothers Anti-Repression for Cuba and leader of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, as well as Dr. Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, leader of the Cuban Democratic Directorate and the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance, will travel from Miami to Lima to support and participate in the hearing.
The Justice Cuba Commission will hold a public hearing on the crimes against humanity committed by the Castro regime against its own people just before the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru. This hearing is the first of a series of activities that will be undertaken by the Commission in Lima to investigate the systematic criminality perpetuated by the Castro regime over almost 60 years.
The hearing will take place on April 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Los Tallanes Hotel, at Avenue Jorge Basadre No. 325, San Isidro, Lima. Victims of the Castro regime will provide their testimonies during the hearing, which will be chaired by the Mexican Jurist Rene Bolio. The witnesses will travel to Lima to appear before the Commission.
“There is already objective documentation that demonstrates the long and systematic record of crimes against humanity committed by the Castro regime against the Cuban people and other populations like the Venezuelans; it is inconceivable that the main figure of that regime will participate in a forum alongside all the democratic countries of the Hemisphere. What should be done is to take the leaders of the regime before an international tribunal, instead of inviting them to a democratic forum,” said René Bolio before leaving with a delegation to attend the hearing of the Justice Cuba Commission.
In Lima, the Commission expects to deepen its investigation into massacres and mass repressions ordered and carried out by the Castro regime.
JusticiaCuba: Jurists, human-rights activists and political leaders who are members of the international community created the International Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity by the Castro Regime, on March 7, 2017. The beginning of this historic process took place when the repression was increasing in Cuba. To report a crime against humanity in Cuba or for more information, visit JusticeCuba.com.
Silvia Gutiérrez Boronat