In Cuba a middle aged mother and a young rapper have something in common

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

In Cuba a middle aged mother and a young rapper have something in common

“It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people…” Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

On Sunday, July 21, 2013 they were both brutally beaten by agents of the Cuban government for their dissent and suffered lasting physical damage. It takes time to get images out of Cuba, but unlike years past now it can be accomplished in hours and days instead of months and years.

Over twitter the images were posted today by her daughter Sayli Navarro who tweets: “my mom Sonia Álvarez Campillo, shows x-rays and fractured arm by repressors on Sunday” and independent journalist Ivan Hernandez Carrillo tweeted: “This is Lady in White Sonia Álvarez Campillo after first act of repudiation against Ladies in White.”

There for everyone to see, a woman with a her left arm in a cast holding up her x-ray showing where the breaks are following a savage attack on Sunday by regime agents. This is not an isolated case but a disturbing pattern of increasing violence against nonviolent activists that is primarily but not only targeting women.

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