Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader
Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI Leader /
Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares
Cubanet, Alejandro Tur Valladares, Havana, 12 December 2016 – Dr.
Nelson Gandulla Diaz, a national delegate to the Cuban Foundation for
LGBTI Rights, headquartered in Cienfuegos, was interrogated by Cuban
State Security officials after being cited to appear at the offices of
Emigration and Aliens on 10 December.
Gandulla said that the interrogation began at 9:00 in the morning and
continued to 11:30 AM. He was questions by an official who called
herself Patricia, and Captains Ihosvani and Angel.
According to the activist, the agents wanted to investigate his numerous
work trips outside the country and whether some NGO financed his
activities and who he met with. Particular emphasis was given to asking
about his presumed ties to the Colombian organization Affirmative
Caribbean and the Czech organization People in Need.
The doctor said that one of those present told him that the
organizations that he works for, according to his interrogator, use
their discourse to attack the official National Center of Sex Education
and its director, Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba’s current ruler.
After confirming that Gandulla was not a “collaborator” with the
purposed of the political commissars who were questioning him, the
conversation changed in tone. “They threatened me, they told me that
continuing my activities on behalf of the Cuban LGBTI community was not
consistent with what could happen to me and to my family.”
According to Gandulla, a leader of the Foundation, the threats included
prohibitions on holding activities in his home, under penalty of going
Source: Cuban State Security Interrogates And Threatens Young LGBTI
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