Violent repression in Cuba: Sunday, bloody Sunday Part 13
Yesterday was the 13th Sunday in a row in Cuba where the State Security apparatus of the apartheid Castro dictatorship led mobs of thugs on viciously violent attacks against Cuba's peaceful dissidents and opposition members trying to attend church services.
Sunday Repression Against Cuban Democracy Activists Intensifies
For the 13th Sunday in a row, the Ladies in White and other Cuban democracy activists have been the victims of widespread violence and political arrests.
And for the 13th Sunday is a row, foreign correspondents in Havana have chosen to remain in their air-conditioned apartments.
The Castro regime has also employed a new tactic this week -- it has dressed some of its female agents in white in order to penetrate and disrupt the Ladies in White, and to confuse sympathetic bystanders.
Here's a recap:
-- According to independent journalists (Hablemos Press), over 135 democracy activists were arrested throughout Cuba.
-- In Santa Clara, over 30 democracy activists were arrested, including 20 members of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) and 10 members of the Ladies in White.
-- Among those arrested was Guillermo Farinas, the 2010 Sakharov Prize recipient, who has been bleeding from his head and ear after being severely beaten.
-- In the province of Matanzas, over 37 democracy activists were arrested.
-- Among the Ladies in White violently arrested were: Marisol Fernandez Socorro, Leticia Ramos Herreria, Mayra Garcia Alvarez, Maritza Acosta Perdomo, Aleida Cofino Rivero, Tania Echeverria Menendez, Yamila Sendra Ruiz, Mercedes la Guardia Hernandez, Odalis Hernandez Hernandez, Lazara Rodriguez Roteta and Islandis Fernandez Martinez.
-- Also arrested was the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, who was dragged through the street by her hair, and her husband, Angel Moya.
-- Another of the arrested Ladies in White, Tania Echeverria Menendez, has been vomiting from strong kicks to the stomach she received.
-- The home of Caridad Burunate, of the Ladies in White, was attacked by regime operatives with rocks and bats. Inside, Antonio Guerrero Roque was severely beaten, with possible fractured ribs.
More "reform" you can't believe in.
On another bloody Sunday in Cuba, dissident leader Guillermo Farinas beaten, arrested
The horror stories emerging from Cuba today, from Colon to Santa Clara to Holguin, on the 13th consecutive Sunday of especially brutal repression by the Castro dictatorship against its peaceful opponents, are too many to count.
Guillermo Farinas, a past recepient of Europe's most prestigious human rights award, beaten in Santa Clara, blood spilling from his head as he's taken away by the secret police.
Berta Soler, leader of the Damas De Blanco, or "Ladies In White," Cuba's most successful opposition group, choked as she is arrested.
And in the most chilling example of how low the regime will go, government goons dressed in the Damas' trademark white clothing, attacked the Ladies In White outside a church as they left Mass.
Numerous activists -- and their supporters on the island and overseas -- as they have the past dozen Sundays, took to Twitter to report on the latest outrages.
Please read and spread the word, so that they, and the regime in Havana, know that they are not alone.
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