Monday, September 10, 2007

The "13 De Marzo" Incident




When I photographed this little one from the docks of "la lancha de Regla" all I could think of was those innocent children...
"... until the suspicious deaths of the innocent are clarified, there will be no light in our country, or in our justice... There is no excuse for silence, silence cannot be forgiven. Nothing justifies crime, even [if it is carried out] in the name of the Revolution. That reminds us of when people have been killed in the name of God... We are waiting for justice to act."
This is quoted from a letter sent to the Cuban Minister of Justice and the Attorney General from several Cuban attorneys. More can be read in the official Amnesty International report on this sad incident.

6 comments:

ines said...

Roy - it's so sad and you captured those feelings so well. You know I'm a big fan.

Roy Llera said...

Sad yes...but the Cuban spirit is so resilient and strong...most Cubans have been brought up under the Revolution...they know nothing but to wait, be patient and ...wait.

Vana said...

Justice what is that? we've been waiting for justice for 48 years, seems the wicked are seldom punished

Roy Llera said...

I truly believe in karma...those that sow sorrow and misery will also reap it.

Vana said...

Roy:

I believe in karma too, I try to live my life by those principles, do unto others as you want done to yourself, but we cannot deny that 48 years is a long time, am still waiting for the Castro's to get theirs, I only hope it's in this life, not on the next.

Roy Llera said...

Sometimes it's best to focus on ourselves...what we can do to be better...better prepared for a free Cuba...better able to open our hearts to the craziness that will follow.