Former Cuban political prisoners denounced the conditions in which they live in SpainMADRID, 14 Oct.
Ex-prisoners Cuban political and Norman Victor Arroyo Orlando Hernandez reported the situation where dissidents are reached Spain after the last release, the result of dialogue between the Church Catholic and the Government of Cuba.
Arroyo, who arrived on September 8 after seven years prison, said at least 12 families still living in the hostel Wellington to Madrid where they receive medical attention needed, since many of the dissidents have traveled together with sick people.
"The situation since we have not been fully that expected. Here we have presented many difficulties and not just real, in my opinion are made because the situation has been assessed each of the prisoners and their families, "said Arroyo Speaking to Europa Press.
In particular, the opposition denounced the conditions in which finds his own family. "My son in diabetic and since we arrived being injected with insulin we brought from Cuba, my daughter is pregnant and about to give birth, no one has seen, attention health has been bad, "he said.
In the same vein, Hernandez, who also remains locked in the said hostel since arriving on July 23, referred to economic problems faced by former political prisoners. "The only resources they receive are of Red Cross and other NGOs such as the Commission Spanish Refugee Aid (CEAR), we only cover three meals day per person and accommodation, "he said.
"Today for instance my daughter is in school and has no Bus tickets to travel to the center, which caused the Last week I had to leave several days of school, " Hernández.
Both Arroyo and Hernandez stressed that those released to in better conditions "are those who have been housed in transitional apartments with kitchen and bathroom, where you can make life family. Meanwhile, others remain in "collective story" where share space with strangers.
"LIMBO" LEGALBoth former political prisoners also referred to the "limbo" legal found in their arrival, because, first, the Cuban government has not yet provided them the document that certifies his release and, second, have not been recognized as asylum seekers Spain politicians.
"A Cuban authorities could see we asked three occasions on which conditions were leaving Cuba. We said a colonel who told us we went to a medical parole and that the Government did not provide any documents, he left everything in a question mark, " Arroyo recalled.
The medical parole, said Hernandez, "is a legal trap in Cuba because it only allows people to leave the country a year, two at most and can only be extended on two occasions and for medical reasons. "
While awaiting the arrival of this document, most 39 former political prisoners who have arrived in Spain since releases began last July have applied for political asylum, but have not yet received a response.
"At this point we withdrew the passport and handed us a card. We are waiting to see what happens, "said Arroyo, who explained that "until we decided our legal status, from the point of view of political refugees have no right to employment, so that we leave the situation where we are. "
Asked about this issue, Hernandez said: "We do not grant political asylum because it would recognize that Cuba has political prisoners, who are human rights violations. " Thus, referred as a last resort to the granting of immigration visas United States that would allow him to reside in this country with his mother.
In total, 21 of the opposition released that have reached Peninsula have requested the visa with the aim of moving there permanently. So far there have been addressed some, although they have been interrogated about their interests in U.S. Embassy in Madrid.
S: EuropaPress / translate LPPNEWS FrontLine Results