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Mother’s Day in Cuba: Dissident mothers viciously beaten by State Security, dozens of Ladies in White arrested

For almost a year now the Castro dictatorship in Cuba has transformed Sunday from a day of peaceful worship to a day of brutal and violent repression. For forty-four consecutive Sundays the apartheid Cuban regime has dispatched its infamous, East German Stasi-trained State Security agents to violently and viciously attack the Ladies in White, an all-female human rights group that gathers together every Sunday to peacefully march to and from church services in Cuba.

If you really want to see what a War on Women looks like, just gaze 90 miles south to Cuba.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

On Mother's Day, Dozens of Ladies in White Arrested

Not even for Mother's Day did the Castro regime take a reprieve from the beating and arrest of female democracy activists, known as The Ladies in White.

For the 44th Sunday in a row, dozens of peaceful activists were beaten and arrested as they tried to gather and attend Sunday Mass.

In Colon, province of Matanzas, 13 were arrested.

They are Tania Echeverria, Caridad Burunate, Asunción Carrillo, Aleida Cofiño, Yenisleydis Millo, Zaida Hernandez, Làzara Rodríguez, Maritza Acosta, Maira Garcìa, María Teresa Castellano, Alejandrina Garcìa, Niurka Perdomo and Yudaimis Fernandez.

In Cardenas, seven were arrested.

They are Leticia Ramos Herreria, Katiuska Rodriguez, Odalis Hernandez, Marisol Fernandez Socorro, Mercedes La Guardia, Hortensia Alfonso and Yamila Sendra Ruiz.

Meanwhile, over 20 were intercepted on the eve of Mother's Day in Santiago de Cuba, as they headed to a gathering at the home of one of the group's leaders. Six of them were arrested.

Finally, 17 were arrested in Palma Soriano.

The Ladies in White is a pro-democracy group that consists of the mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners.

More "reform" you can't believe in.

Marc Masferrer has more coverage of this latest Sunday of violent repression in Cuba at Uncommon Sense.

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