Thursday, October 23, 2014

Berta Soler - They Must Put An End To This

Berta Soler: They Must Put An End To This / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez
Posted on October 22, 2014

14ymedio, Havana, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, 21 October 2014 — Berta Soler,
leader of the Ladies in White, has called for a vigil this October 21 in
front of the Diez de Octubre Municipal Court in Havana. The reason is
the new suspension of the trial of Sonia Garro.

Soler explained that there are "dubious things" in the way the
authorities have handled this latest extension. "Sonia called to tell me
that a captain had told her that the trial was suspended, but she did
not believe it." The activist also said that Sonia Garro's defense
lawyer "was unaware" of the decision. The new date for holding the
criminal trial has been set for next November 7.

"We do not trust the Cuban Government, therefore the vigil goes on," the
leader of the Ladies in White told this newspaper. Soler does not rule
out that "all this supposed suspension is for the purpose of
demobilizing the people." So, "we are going to be there anyway," she

There will also be a vigil in the interior of the country because it is
expected that in front of the courts of Santiago de Cuba and other
cities peaceful demonstrations similar to that in Havana will take
place. The Diez de Octubre municipal court is at Juan Delgado and
Patrocinio, and Berta Soler says that "the plan is to begin at 8:00 a.m.
and last until noon. It depends on whether they let us or not."

The activist also reported that "since this Saturday, State Security has
reinforced vigilance over the Ladies in White." This is the third time
that they have suspended the trial of Sonia Garro. "They must to put an
end to this," she demands.

Translated by MLK

Source: Berta Soler: They Must Put An End To This / 14ymedio, Victor
Ariel Gonzalez | Translating Cuba -

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