Former prisoner of conscience Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet is taking time to heal, physically and emotionally, after more than eight years in the Castro gulag. But as a new interview with Radio Marti reveals, he has been paying close attention to recent events in Cuba, especially the increased repression by the regime against its opponents.
The dictatorship's time is up and so is its fear of the Cuban people, which Biscet said means its repressive ways will only get worse.
"The Cuban government is very afraid that the people will join in peaceful activities to demand their inalieanable rights," Biscet told Radio Marti. "And to avoid this, they have to exercise state terror, which will continue to grow."
Biscet added: "We have to be prepared and strong to face these acts."
The more repression there is, the more the secret police resort to beating women, said Biscet, the more clear is the failure of the Castro regime.
"It has nothing to offer the people," he said. "When you have to resort to repression of this type, it means the system is in agony."