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Cuba: State Security violently raids home of opposition leader Antúnez again

Once again, Cuban State Security has raided the home of opposition leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antúnez, ransacking his home and looting his personal property. It is yet another glaringly obvious demonstration of the brutality and repression of Cuba's half-century long dictatorship. As if anyone needed more proof.

But when you have a brutal and criminal totalitarian regime allowed by the international community to carry out its acts of terror and murder with impunity, they will have no reason to stop or "reform." As the EU singularly focuses on ways to improve its relationship with Cuba's apartheid dictatorship and the American administration remains obsessed only with expanding tourist junkets to Cuba's island slave plantation, the Castro regime will continue to violently violate the human rights of Cubans.

For those who wonder why the Castros do what they do, it is because they can.

Uncommon Sense has the report:

Castro police again raid, ransack the home of Cuban activist Antunez

3655_img_3124Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez"

Less than 24 hours after leading Cuban activist Jorge Luis Perez Garcia, or "Antunez," started a hunger and thirst strike to protest a recent wave of repression aimed at him and his wife Yris, including last week's ransacking of his home by Castro goons, the police on Tuesday returned to arrest Antunez and again loot his home.

Maybe it was because Antunez's protest is attracting attention and support from other activists on the island.

Cuban Democratic Directorate reports:

The ome of Jorge Luís García Pérez “Antúnez”, National Secretary of the National Front for Civic Resistance Orlando Zapata Tamayo ( OZT Front) was again raided and ransacked and several activists were arrested early Tuesday morning, February 11, 2014. Antúnez declared himself on a hunger and thirst strike on February 10 demanding the return of all the items that were looted from his home during the first raid that occurred on February 5, 2014 ,and the ceasing of the harassment and the permanent security cordon around his home that has been in place since January 24, 2014.

"This Tuesday at 6 a.m. sharp the political police again violated my home again while we were sleeping. The difference is that this time they did not even notify us, this time they broke, kicked, sawed, brought down the doors and took us out of our beds ," Antunez declared from Placetas.

During the incident, Antúnez, his wifeYris Pérez Aguilera and activists Yunier Santana Hernández and Leodanis Rico Herreraw, who were in the house and joined the strike in the evening hours yesterday. Yunier Santana was brutally beaten while he was arrested and taken to the city of Santa Clara because he refused to shout “Viva Fidel Castro” and shouted down with him instead, reports from Santa Clara indicate.

Read the whole report here.

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