A prominent young opposition activist has apparently fled to the United States. “If you all read this message, I will have arrived in the United States,” opposition leader Saily González announced on Twitter on Sunday (local time). She decided to leave the country “hastily” and under “pressure from the political police”.
González reported on Friday that she had been called to a police station and interrogated for hours. The officials had tried to attach “incitement to a crime” to her.
As the coordinator of the political discussion forum Archipiélago on Facebook, González was one of the organizers of a demonstration last November that was finally stopped by the police. When the protest action was prevented, the release of all political prisoners was to be demanded.
From the United States, she will “continue to fight for a country where we can all participate politically, a country without oppression or political prisoners,” González wrote on Twitter.