Full Text of the Statement of the Cuban Liberal Union
Cuban Liberal Union
Madrid, February 21, 2013
Cuba, for all Cubans in response to the controversy sparked by Yoani Sánchez’s recent statements on the waste of government resources in the media campaign on the Wasp Case [the case of the 5 Cuban spies in the U.S], given the moral stature and importance of this remarkable compatriot, the Cuban Liberal Union will reiterates its support and states:
First, we respect the right of all Cubans and to think freely.
Second, the irony of her recent statements, taken out of context by the press, and far from supporting any government position, did not escape us.
Third, it is healthy, beneficial and even necessary for the Cuban people to air all opinions in a climate of respect.
Fourth, it is worth remembering that she, as a journalist, imparts her views on a blog, and everyone has the right to disagree with any of them, without this meaning that we reject the person or that we doubt her good intentions.
Fifth, we celebrate and emphasize what unites us, and what is clear is that we are solidly in agreement based on the indispensable requirement for the immediate restoration of popular sovereignty, with all fundamental freedoms for the Cuban people and the end to the regime totalitarian oppresses them.
Dr. Antonio Guedes
Translated from the Laura Pollan Ladies in White website.