Six women human rights activists in Cuba missing after protest

Cuban opposition leader Martha Beatriz Roque sent a message from Cuba yesterday that six women human rights activists in the city of Placetas have gone missing after carrying out a public protest in front of city hall.

Below is her message from Cuba (my translation):

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 11:19 AM

Just 20 minutes ago I spoke with Jorge Luis Garcia Perez Antúnez and he said that a group of women from the organization Rosa Parks, with their president Iris Tamara Perez Aguilera leading them, had carried out a protest at the city hall of Placetas carrying a sheet with political slogans written on it. They had to take refuge in a house because a mob was sent after them, but he also said that some people from the town stepped in and intervened to stop the mobs from beating them any further. He was receiving the information via telephone inside Placetas, but apparently the line was cut and no one knows where the women ended up. He estimates they were a total of six.

Martha Beatriz Roque