Violent repression stains another Sunday in Cuba with blood
It takes place Sunday after Sunday after Sunday: As activists, dissidents, and worshipers in Cuba attempt to attend church services on Sunday, the Castro dictatorship's brutal State Security apparatus descends upon with violent repression. More than thirty peaceful Ladies in White were arrested and Guillermo Fariñas, the 2010 Sakharov prize winner, was ruthlessly beaten and arrested as well when he attempted to defend the women.
Violent Arrests Against Cuba's Ladies in White
For the 16th consecutive Sunday, over 30 activists from Cuba's Ladies in White were violently arrested for peacefully demonstrating after attending Mass.
In the province of Matanzas, 16 Ladies in White were intercepted, beaten and arrested.
Among those arrested were Maritza Acosta Perdomo, Mayra Garcia Alvarez, Asuncion Carrillo Hernandez, Caridad Burunate Gomez, Tania Echeverria Menendez, Antonia Marcelina de La Riva Linares, Maria Teresa Castellanos Valido, Ramona Terrero Batista, Yamila Sendra Ruiz, Odalys Hernandez, Katiuska Rodriguez Vives, Mercedes la Guardia Hernandez and Marisol Fernandez Socorro
One of the regional leaders of the group, Leticia Ramos, was taken to the hospital as a result of the serious injuries sustained.
In the Villa Clara province, 11 Ladies in White were arrested.
Moreover, Sakharov prize-winner Guillermo Farinas was also beaten and required medical attention after inquiring about the arbitrary arrests.
In Havana, 86 Ladies in White managed to peacefully march after Mass, but three were separately arrested, along with 20 other democracy activists.
How many weeks must these peaceful activists be subjected to such violence before a foreign journalist dares venture to Matanzas or Villa Clara?
Another Sunday of repression in Cuba, 11/3/13
Damas De Blanco beaten and arrested in Villa Clara and Colon.
Leading human rights activist Guillermo Farinas beaten and arrested in Santa Clara.
Just another Sunday in Castro's Cuba.
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