Uncommon Sense recounts the amazing story of two young Cubans who managed to evade the "no man's land" surrounding Guantánamo Naval Base, filled with millions of explosive devices and booby traps, and then, under tight surveillance and pointed guns, from both sides, penetrated the camp itself and asked for asylum. This they were refused because the U.S. military, wise judges all, no doubt, determined that the Cubans had no reasonable fear of persecution. So sure were they of the good intentions of the Cuban authorities that they did not even endeavor to secure a promise from them that the two Cubans would not be imprisoned for their actions. Arsenio Pérez Domínguez and Adroli Castillo Pérez were promptly charged and convicted (one always follows the other in Cuba) of "social dangerousness" for exercising the right to move freely in their own country. Pérez Domínguez was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and Castillo Pérez to 2.
Two Cuban citizens enter Cuban national territory (for Guantánamo is only leased to the U.S. and has never ceased to be Cuban territory) and are "deported," in effect, from their country to their country. They are imprisoned on the other side of the Naval Base's gates by another set of usurpers (exactly like the Americans because they have taken possession of something which is not theirs) and are sentenced to 2 and 3 years, respectively, for the "crime" of escaping from Cuba to Cuba. It used to be that the Castro regime punished Cubans who tried to cross the island's aquatic borders. Then the U.S. started doing the same thing. And now both are punishing Cubans who never set foot outside the national territory. It's hard to be a Cuban in Cuba.
This story reminds us that our country will not be free and independent until all who occupy it by force and to the detriment of our people are evicted from Cuban soil.