Repression Against Demonstrators Reaches Barbaric Levels
Posted on December 13, 2013
MIAMI, Florida, December 12, 2013, www.cubanet.org — The worst
consequences of Cuban military repression were suffered on Dec. 10,
International Human Rights Day, on the eastern part of the island. More
than 130 arrests were made and about 160 peaceful demonstrators beaten
according to the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), José
Daniel Ferrer, as part of preliminary action.
A member of the Ladies in White from Santiago de Cuba, Arlenis Alarcon
Perez, had to be operated on as a result of being kicked by paramilitary
groups. She is in serious condition and remains in intensive care at the
Military Hospital after injuries to her solar plexus caused internal
bleeding. The operation was performed late last night. The solar plexus
is a vascular network that can burst from sudden physical blows
according to the activist Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello.
Arlenis Pérez Alarcón lives at Castillo Duanie between 14th and Piñeiro
streets in the Luis Dagnés district of Santiago de Cuba. She has been a
member of the Ladies in White for about two months.
Meanwhile, in a telephone conversation with martinoticias.com José
Daniel Ferrer, speaking from the Palmarito of Cauto district in Mella,
Santiago de Cuba province, confirmed the use of tear gas against
civilians, including children, in various parts of eastern Cuba. Ferrer
said that in the Mafo district in Contramaestre the home of peaceful
opposition figure Ovid Martin Castellanos was attacked twice. Ferrer
said that many activists were in very poor condition in places where the
attacks took place, Ferrer said.
Three drunken men attacked demonstrators. One of them was injured in the
process and required medical attention according to the head of UNPACU.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, CubaNet
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