Senator Burr Statement on Death of Dictator Fidel Castro

WASHINGTON — Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the death of Fidel Castro:

“Fidel Castro was a despot whose main legacy is the oppression of his people. The communist government he reigned over deprived the citizens of Cuba many basic rights. In order to flee his murderous regime, many Cubans chose to risk their lives so that they might live freely in the United States. My hope is that with the death of Castro, Cubans will no longer live in fear of speaking freely or living as they wish. Instead of mourning the death of Castro, let us instead remember those whose lives were cut short as a result of his dictatorship.”