Dozens of Cuba’s Ladies in White suffer brutal beatings and arrests for 41st Sunday in a row
What do you get for peacefully practicing your faith on Easter Sunday in the reformed Cuba of the benevolent apartheid dictatorship of the Castro family? The same thing you got for the 40 Sundays before that: A brutal beat down and jail.
41st Sunday in a Row: Ladies in White Beaten, Arrested
For the 41st Sunday in a row, dozens of the The Ladies in White were beaten and arrested throughout the island.
The Ladies in White is a pro-democracy group composed of the mothers, wives, sisters and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners,
At least 17 were arrested in Havana, 18 in Matanzas, 7 in Bayamo and 8 in Holguin.
Meanwhile, in the easternmost province of Santiago de Cuba, over 29 were arrested, including the regional leader of the group, Belkis Cantillo.
To add insult to injury, at a funeral yesterday for the father of Ibis Maria Rodriguez, a member of The Ladies in White, the political police physically assaulted Ibis and other dissidents. It also arrested her husband, Fermin Zamora Vazquez.
Pictured below: Police operation ready to confront The Ladies in White, as they peacefully walk together after Eastern Mass in Matanzas.