I want to return to Cuba, even if I suffer the same fate as Oswaldo Payá. I have a debt with him and with all the Cubans.
Regis Iglesias Ramírez was born on September 18, 1969, in Cuba. He is the son of Carlos Iglesias and Isabel Cristina Ramírez and comes from a family rooted in the Catholic faith, from which he received an eclectic training. He traveled to China as a child, because his father was a correspondent for the Latin Press Agency in Peking. As a young man, he met Fray Miguel Ángel Loredo, the only Cuban priest who was imprisoned for 10 years, from whom he drew on his political ideas. He became part of the Christian Liberation Movement [MLC], founded by Oswaldo Payá, who in 2012 would lose his life in a traffic accident along with fellow MCL member Harold Cepero. After immersing himself fully in the political work of the MCL, he was imprisoned together with fellow soldiers and sentenced to almost 8 years of deprivation of liberty, spending in these years 5 prisons on the island. In 2009 he was forced to exile in Spain, where he currently resides and continues to advocate for the freedom of Cuba.