Cuban dissident describes tactics and repression of Castro State Security apparatus
An interview with Cuban dissident and Lady in White Leticia Ramos in Pedazos de la Isla:
Interview with Leticia Ramos in regards to State Security tactics, kidnapping and persecution
On Sunday, August 18th, the Cuban regime once again attacked the Ladies in White and various dissidents in the province of Matanzas through arrests, beatings and acts of repudiation. There were also cases of repression in the province of Santiago de Cuba, where paramilitary mobs repudiated and attacked a number of women inside a house. Despite the violence, more than 200 members of the Ladies in White were able to march and arrive at Mass, according to this article published by ‘Marti Noticias’. In this blog, we will publish a series of interviews with various Cubans who have been repressed in these past days but continue expressing their ideas in favor of change and freedom.
Leticia Ramos Herrería is the representative of the Ladies in White for the province of Matanzas. She has been injected with mysterious substances, arrested, persecuted, and threatened with death in the last few weeks, as well as other activists. Here, she speaks about what happened on Saturday August 17th and Sunday August 18th when State agents not only attacked her but also used psychological tactics against her:
Not only were you victim of police repression this Sunday, August 18th along with other Ladies in White, but also on Saturday, the 17th. What was it exactly that happened?
On Saturday, August 17th, I was victim of a kidnapping at the hands of a high official of the National Revolutionary Police and a State Security agent right at the corner of my eldest son’s house. They shoved me into a vehicle.
What happened inside that car?
When we were near the road which connects the city of Cardenas with Varadero, a Lada model vehicle with a blue license plate pulled up in front of us and told us to stop. State Secuirty agent Livan and Captain Kenny Aguero came out of that car. They walked over to the vehicle I was in and tried to take me out and put me in the other car. I broke lose from their grasps and stood out in the middle of the street, where I began to shout slogans against the government such as “Down with Fidel, Down with Raul” and “Down with the dictatorship”. A police official pulled my hair and pushed me. Livan then shoved me into the vehicle.
Then, an argument broke out between officials Livan and Kenny Aguero. They were shouting really obscene words at each other. Eventually, they involved me in the argument but, without obscene words, I told them what they were: assassins, henchmen, and that I didn’t have to talk with them because I had been kidnapped.
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