Cuba: Death threats, beatings, arrests, just another day in paradise
The repression of peaceful dissent in Cuba is relentless and violent. God help those Cubans who dare to exercise their God given rights, and freely speak out against the regime's atrocities.
This is a sampling of the brutality of the Castro regime's daily method of silencing dissent excerpted from Varios Arrestos en el Dia del Opositor . (my translation)
Dania Virgen García - Cuba - Sept. 18, dissidents celebrating the Day of Opposition in various provences were arrested and beaten.
Pinar del Río: Members of several different groups were meeting, and attacked by State security officers. Arrested were Miakel Alexander Hernández, José Antonio Martínez Márquez, Caridad Tornado Gutiérrez, Misael Hernández Valdez, Juan Cruz Castro, and Yosbel González Miranda. Misael Hernández and Yosbel González were released after interrogation, however, Juan Cruz´ whereabouts are unknown.
Manzanillo, Granma Province: The home of Alberto Moreno Fonseca, President of the Partido Obrero Campesino, was surrounded by State security. According to group member Yuleisy García, National Security Police detained Bartolo Vega Suárez, Rafael Díaz Martínez, Yordanis Yoel Lago Meza,
According to Misleivi Calbente Figueredo, fellow member Osvaldo Pérez Rojas was arrested, and detained for two hours during which time he was beaten, and threatened with death. He was told by the Captain of State Security that they were going to kill all of them, that they were authorized to kill them and they could do nothing.