Repression Spiking in Cuba / Somos+, Eliecer Avila
Somos+, Eliecer Avila, 123 January 2017 — Two days ago, our eastern
coordinator in Las Tunas, Wiliam Espinosa, spent 24 hours in jail when
he tried to leave to attend our meeting in Havana.
Last night there was a great witch hunt and persecution all over the
Havana neighborhood of Vededo to prevent us from attending a meeting of
Otro18. They even forced a private restaurant to close.
Today dawns with the news that they have seized the home of Karina
Galvez, Dagoberto Valdes's right-hand person on the Convivencia
(Coexistence) team. She was arrested and no one is allowed to see her.
Right now, the official who calls himself "Leandro," along with a police
car, has closed my block at the corner. It is very likely there will be
I just talked to professor Wilfredo Vallin who has been blocked from
leaving home and they told him he could not come to my house. Because I
am a "danger" to State Security. My God…
They seized and are still holding Alexey Gamez's laptop, cellphone and
hard drives, as a sequel to the latest offensive against our academy,
where we seek to educate citizens.
And added to this is that El Sexto (the graffiti artist Danilo
Maldonado) has been under arrest since November, without trial, and we
have a panorama of extreme despair on the part of a system that cannot
find any way to emerge from its crisis and clings tooth and nail to
violence as the only path to salvation.
What disaster it going to happen at the highest levels of the
government, where they do not want anyone at the base to be able to move?
Source: Repression Spiking in Cuba / Somos+, Eliecer Avila – Translating