Cuba’s women political prisoners: At least 68 women remain in Castro gulags for July 11 protests

Leftists love to talk about “equality” in communist Cuba, but the only equality the Castro dictatorship offers is equality of repression and imprisonment. This is socialism in action.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

At least 68 women remain imprisoned for protesting on July 11

Some 218 Cuban women were arrested during the protests that spread across the island last summer, and from those, 68 remain behind bars. The information comes from an investigation published Monday on the independent website YucaByte.

The majority of the female political prisoners, some sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison, are being held at the Women of the West prison in Havana, known as El Guatao. Several were charged with “sedition,” among them Katia Beirut, Odet Cruzada, and Yaquelin Garcia. This is despite none of them participating in the confrontations that took place in the Havana neighborhood of La Güinera on July 12, 2021, where police fired shots at residents and protesters.

Katia, Odet, and Yaquelin are all mothers who were separated from their children and over the past year, are part of a prison population trying to survive in unsanitary conditions. Cuban activists and NGOs recently launched the hashtag #MirenLasPrisionesDeCuba [look at the prisons of Cuba] in an attempt to get international media and human rights organizations to pressure the regime to gain access to the prisons.

Among the prisoners are also two young twins, Lisdany and Lisriany Rodriguez Isaac, imprisoned for months in the Guamajal prison in the central province of Villa Clara. Around the middle of June, the sisters joined activists and prisoners Arianna Lopez Roque, Donaida Perez Paseiro, and Nidia Bienes Paseiro in signing a letter calling for international assistance after being sentenced to 8 years of prison.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

1 thought on “Cuba’s women political prisoners: At least 68 women remain in Castro gulags for July 11 protests”

  1. So? Can’t they get abortions on demand? Aren’t they “free”? Then what’s the problem? Move along.

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