Menendez: "Time passes, but the Castro Regime remains an icon of oppression and totalitarian dictatorship."
Washington - US Senator Robert Menendez (D - New Jersey), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the Castro Regime's decision to detain 46 political prisoners who commented on the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo:
"Time passes, but the Castro Regime remains an icon of oppression and totalitarian dictatorship. Today is a stark reminder of that. Just a year after their oppression forced a principled man to starve to death, the arrests yesterday of democracy activists, who dared to commemorate the death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, is a reminder of the oppression and brutality of the Castro regime. We will remember Zapata - and everyone arrested today - for their heroism. For my part, I will continue to work to end the Castro regime and for freedom for the Cuban people to determine their own destiny."