The coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement, Oswaldo Paya, has called on all Cubans nationally and internationally to unite in demanding the government respect the rights of citizens to enter and leave the country freely.
“If all Cubans - except those in government - agree on something, it is that this right for all must be respected,” Paya said in a statement.
Paya also referred to the decades-long U.S. embargo against Cuba, and that Cubans who support the embargo as well as those who oppose it should be respected. But, he said, both camps should unite in demanding the right to travel to and from the country freely.
Our call, he said, “is to unite together in solidarity for the right of Cubans to travel freely," and "for an end to exile and punishment against Cubans in our own country.”