Another Sunday, another wave of repression in Cuba: 19 Ladies in White arrested

Here we go again.

Good luck finding this story in any mainstream news outlet.

Berta Soler and her Ladies in White deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.  But will they ever be recognized?

Translated from Marti Noticias

Nineteen Ladies in White were arrested in Cuba during the 161st Sunday of repression against the campaign Todos Marchamos for the freedom of the political prisoners and against the attempts of the members of the group to attend mass.

In a telephone contact with Radio Martí, the former political prisoner of the Group of 75 Angel Moya Acosta said that the most arrests were in the province of Matanzas, with 13, followed by Havana and Santiago de Cuba, with three each .

Moya noted that several of those arrested were later released on public roads, in places far from their homes. The leader of the civil group, Bertha Soler, was arrested after leaving her headquarters in the neighborhood of Lawton, and until Monday morning she had not been released.

The former prisoner of conscience added that in spite of the repression several Ladies managed to attend mass in churches of Matanzas, Artemisa and Havana, although not in the church of Santa Rita, the Catholic parish that the Ladies attended since the Black Spring of 2003 and where now political police operatives do not even allow them to arrive.

On the other hand, reported Moya, the Lady in White and member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba Xiomara de las Mercedes Cruz, currently in prison, was transferred the day she was to receive a family visit to a prison in Ciego de Avila. Another member of both organizations and expresses policy, Yunet Cairo, is summoned to the Tribunal of Centro Habana on Monday.