Another Lady in White imprisoned in Cuba, joins three others behind bars

Arrest of Tania Echeverría

From our Bureau of Socialist Tolerance and Social Justice

One more in the hoosegow. Now there are a total of four members of the Ladies in White in prison.

Socialism in action. Dare to ask for more freedom politely and this will be your fate.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Lady in White Tania Echeverría was taken to prison this Thursday and with her there are four members of the women’s organization that won the Sakharov Prize who have been imprisoned by the communist regime in Cuba.

Aymara Nieto Muñoz was recently sentenced to another five years in prison; Saylí Navarro, was sentenced for the alleged crimes of attack and public disorder to 8 years in prison and Sissi Abascal, the youngest of the members, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for having participated in the July 11 demonstrations in the Matanzas town of Carlos Rojas.

Echeverría, a resident of Colón, Matanzas province, was sentenced to six years in prison for her participation in the popular demonstrations on July 11.

The Lady in White spoke to Radio Martí minutes before going to the police unit of that municipality, from where she will be transferred to jail.

“The officers met and decided that my transfer would not be until Thursday and that I had to appear on Wednesday afternoon. I told them, ‘I am not going to appear on Wednesday afternoon because I have not committed any crime to that you put me in a dungeon. The transfers to the prison are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so they met and decided to transfer me on Thursday, “he explained.

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