Cuba: 44 Ladies in White beaten and arrested
Another sign of the Castro dictatorship's version of "change."
44 Ladies in White Beaten and Arrested
Where are all the international women's rights activists?
Where are the foreign news bureaus in Cuba?
This behavior is deplorable.
From the leader of The Ladies in White, Berta Soler:
The Ladies in White Movement denounces the detention of 44 Ladies in White across the island on Sunday, November 11th, by the Cuban government's State Security forces, in order to prevent their attendance in Mass.
Nine women were arrested in Havana; 5 in Pinar del Rio; 2 in Matanzas; 3 in Santa Clara; 6 in Holguin; 1 in Caimanera; and 18 in Santiago de Cuba.
Romelia Piña González and Marlenis Abreu Almaguer were dragged and beaten in Holguin in front of the Church Cristo Redentor del Hombre by male State Security agents.
State Security agents posted outside of the Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba beat and dragged all 18 Ladies in White as they came out of the temple after attending Mass.
Three of the women were injured: Aimé Garcés Leiva lost a tooth, Denia Fernández Rey lost two teeth and Omagli González Leiva fractured fingers and an arm.
Courtesy of the Coalition of Cuban-American Women.