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#SOSAntunez: The Castro Regime wants him dead and is making its move

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

#SOSAntunez The Castro Regime wants him dead and is making its move

On February 10, 2014 at 8:00am Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez initiated a hunger and thirst strike to protest State Security provocations that escalated on February 5, 2014 with a raid on his home followed by his arrest, beating, vandalizing and ransacking of his home and painting the front of it blue. Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera was not there having left early in the morning to attend a vigil. When she learned of his arrest she was on her way to state security headquarters to inquire him she too was beaten up and arrested. In addition to that she was touched inappropriately by the state security agents who arrested her and were making inappropriate comments. 

Following the start of the hunger and thirst strike, state security has escalated its repression raiding the home, arresting both Antúnez and Yris, and repeatedly ransacking the house on February 11, February 13 and today February 15th.  Antúnez is in bad shape. His sister, Bertha Antúnez, over twitter reports: "Today vomited bile several times with blood traces." 

Thankfully, after several international calls from friends contacted him and pleaded with him to at least drink water to give them more time to mobilize international solidarity Antúnez broke the thirst strike but is maintaining the hunger strike.

The response by state security was another raid, ransacking and detention.  The home has also been under a security cordon restricting access since January 24th in anticipation of CELAC and it is still there today.

Continue reading HERE.

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