Blood and violence mark last few days for Cuba’s peaceful human rights activists

For Cuba’s peaceful human rights activist, the past few days have been marked with blood and violence as a result of the latest repressive operation by the Castro dictatorship. Dozens of peaceful human rights activists and members of the opposition on the island were subjected to violent attacks by Castro State Security, leaving many of them seriously wounded and scores arrested.

Pedazos de la Isla has a summary of the violence that has taken place in the last few days:

Summary of Resistance, December 3rd

‘Amid beatings and arrests, the Cuban opposition increases its Resistance’

Summary of Resistance, December 3rd
Via Assembly of the Resistance Information and Support Center

Former political prisoner Angel Moya after arrest/beating at hands of Political Police during early 2011

“The Cuban government has kicked off a repressive wave against the Ladies in White so that they will not be able to carry out activities on the 9th and 10th of December”, affirmed the head of the female opposition group, Berta Soler, to the Assembly of the Resistance Information and Support Center.  According to the activist, ever since Saturday December 3rd “State Security is trying to threaten and intimidate the women by giving them citations, telling them that they cannot participate in activities” which have been planned for those days when International Human Rights Day is celebrated (December 10th).

In addition to the constant repression of the Ladies in White, Soler pointed out and denounced the brutal events which took place in Palma Soriano this past Friday when agents of the regime violently attacked and arrested a large group of non-violent dissidents, her husband Angel Moya among them.  “I’ve been able to confirm according to accounts of some who have been released that (the agents) really attacked Angel”, declared Soler, adding that “we are once again holding the regime responsible for the physical integrity of all Ladies in White and also all members of Cuba’s internal opposition”.

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