Saturday, May 28, 2011

Incessant Activism (and Repression)

Incessant Activism (and Repression)
at 11:02 AM Friday, May 27, 2011

Yesterday, the Castro regime arrested 13 pro-democracy activists in the
city of Santa Clara, as they held a peaceful march in honor of deceased
political prisoners.

Amongst those arrested were Guillermo Farinas (recipient of the European
Parliament's 2011 Sakharov Prize), Jorge Luis Garcia Perez (Antunez) and
Librado Linares Garcia (one of the 11 political prisoners released
within Cuba last year).

Meanwhile, in the town of Placetas, Yris Tamara Perez Aguilera (head of
the Rosa Parks Feminist Movement), was brutally beaten and arrested
along with two other female activists.

Here's an eye-witness account from one of her colleagues, who was
subsequently released:

"Yris was the subject of a brutal beating by a State Security official
known as 'the weightlifter.' Her hands were numb, she was vomiting, had
headaches, dizziness, she's epileptic, has diabetes and asthma. We don't
know where they took her. We don't know if she died, or what conditions
they left her in."

Perez Aguilera's whereabouts remain unknown.

More "reform" you can't believe in.

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