Cuba: Castro dictatorship orders stoning of Ladies in White
This is what it has come down to in the reformed, kinder, gentler Cuba of dictator Raul Castro: The stoning of defenseless women for demanding respect for human rights.
The Stoning of the Ladies in White
Castro's secret police has surrounded the home of Denia Fernandez, a prominent member of The Ladies in White pro-democracy movement, in the eastern municipality of Palma Soriano.The home has been surrounded and is (literally) being stoned by agents of the regime.There are eight members of The Ladies in White inside the home, including the organization's leader of the Santiago de Cuba province, Belkis Cantillo. There are also children inside the home.
Some of the women have been hospitalized.Meanwhile, various neighbors, including Jessica Hernández, Maricela Chea and four other women, have been beaten and arrested for expressing their solidarity with the besieged democracy activists.Apparently, these activities didn't make-the-cut of the recent "women's rights" reports issued on the Castro regime.
Cuba's Black Spring Ten Years Later: Ladies in White brutally attackedURGENT!!! Victims of police and Castroite brigades violence need voices of solidarity. - Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, March 18, 2013 at 6:04pm over twitter
Today rock throwing mobs organized by state security assaulted the home of Lady in White, Denia Fernandez Rey. What follows below is a translation of the tweets posted by Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, Robert J. Guerra of Hablemos Press, Angel Moya Acosta and the Ladies in White in real time as the attack unfolded and the aftermath.
The tweets began at 4:41pm on March 18, 2013 with Jose Daniel Ferrer reporting: Palma Soriano. Act of repudiation against fifty Ladies in White commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Black Spring. This was followed immediately by another offering that for more information on the act of repudiation against the Ladies in White to call +5358323612 and speak with Belkis Cantillo present at the home under assault.
At 5:14pm Jose Daniel tweeted that the violence was escalating: "Rapid Response Brigades attack the home of Denia Fernández, where there are five children, with stones." Three minutes later Robert J. Guerra of Hablemos Press reports that there is an "act of repudiation" underway at the "home of Lady in White Denia Fernandez in Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba" after the women "holding literary tea."
At 5:48pm the official Ladies in White twitter account confirms that the act of repudiation is underway and that their representative Belkis Cantillo is present at the home under siege.
At 5:50pm Robert J. Guerra of Hablemos Press reports "Ladies in White beat up in Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba. Two women hospitalized for receiving blows to the head."
Read the entire report HERE.