Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas detained and threatened repeatedly

From our Bureau of Socialist Social Justice

Castro, Inc. is trying very hard to keep its sham trials out of view. Yesterday, it set up a police barricade around the court in Holguin where 21 July protesters are being tried and sentenced. All who tried to get through the barricade were detained, taken to a police station, and threatened.

This is happening throughout the island. And Castro, Inc. doesn’t care who you are or how many international human rights organizations denounce these kangaroo courts and the inhumane prison terms they dole out. Among those who have been swept up in this repressive tsunami is Guillermo “Coco” Fariñas, who has already been arrested several times in Santa Clara during the past two weeks..

This is socialism in action. This is what socialists call social justice.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Dissident and Sakharov Prize winner, Guillermo Fariñas, was arrested this Thursday to prevent him from reaching the Provincial Court to support the relatives of those detained on 11J, reported his daughter Haisa Fariñas.

Guillermo Fariñas was arrested and transferred to the Provincial Criminal Investigation and Operations Unit (UPICO). The day before he had been detained and threatened with arrest if he went out because he was allegedly giving ‘subversion classes’ to relatives of people accused of protesting 11J.

However, Fariñas ignored the agents’ threat and tried to get to court. “We must express solidarity with the families of the detainees,” said Fariñas about the trials. The opponent was detained this Thursday for several hours without a mobile connection. His family had not been informed by the authorities of his whereabouts.

The 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience said in the face of this situation of restriction of movement and threats that the Cuban government is violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and “also article 52 of the fraudulent Constitution of the year 2019 itself, which states that one can be anywhere in the national territory (of Cuba), as long as it is not a military or militarized place”.

Fariñas, who is in poor health, has been arrested several times since the beginning of the year.