For decades, the Castro dictatorship has been known for stopping at nothing to quash dissent and destroy its opponents. The peaceful human rights organization the Ladies in White, a group made up of defenseless women who are mothers, daughters, and wives of Cuban political prisoners are not exempt from the Cuban regime’s treachery. In a report at Martí Noticias, one Lady in White tells the story of how Cuban State Security tried to recruit her as an informant.
Lady in White recruited by State Security to become an informant
“They were going to put me on their program The Reasons for Cuba in exchange for cleaning my identity so I would not remained marked before society. But first, I would have to work with them for an undetermined amount of time,” said Arelis Rodriguez Chacon.
Cuban State Security offered Lady in White Arelis Rodriguez Chacon the opportunity to collaborate with them as an informant in exchange for “cleaning her identity” and not causing problems for her loved ones.
Chacon explained that after she was violently arrested, she was taken to a police unit in the municipality of Mella de Santiago de Cuba where she was threatened with prison for the alleged crime of social dangerousness if she refused to cooperate with agents of State Security.
“They were going to put me on their program The Reasons for Cuba in exchange for cleaning my identity so I would not remained marked before society. But first, I would have to work with them for an undetermined amount of time,” explained Chacon.
In their threats, they also mentioned the possibility that her mother could lose her job and her son would learn “the truth about her mother,” if she refused to cooperate.
The Lady in White said that she rejected the offer from the authorities and declared herself a defender of human rights and an activist for the Patriotic Union of Cuba.