Friday, November 20, 2009

Something so simple like freedom

I've been reading for some time already the Generation Y blog, written by the fantastic woman Yoani Sánchez, a Cuban blogger who tries to keep her right of free speech in Cuba. While for us to have a blog and freely post about anything, at anytime we want to, is so simple, for her this is something that needs to be carefully planned, since there's no home Internet in Cuba and cyber cafes charge exhorbitant values for people to be online. She can't leave the country, even being awarded by international newspapers for her well-written blog and book - she was awarded in Brazil, and despite efforts from our authorities, she couldn't be in person to receive her prize, only able to send a virtual thank you speech. About two weeks ago, he was kidnapped for a couple of hours and beaten by Castro's policemen, who threatered her because she was going too far with her criticisms against government.
Courageous as she is, she started taking photos of the policemen and policewomen who follows her wherever she goes, and posted such photos on her blog.

It always makes me feel so mad when I read about this kind of abusive way of leadership. Dictators should never exist. Shame on them.

3 comentários:

Lilac Wolf (Angie or Angela) said...

That's so scary. Thank you for posting this. I'm going to check out her blog.

Dragonstar said...

We tend to take our freedom for granted. It's well worth remembering that life is different for so many brave people.

Bridgett said...

Oh my. :(

This is horrible. And I applaud her for her bravery.