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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    Cuba: Violent acts against non-violent activists doubled in July along
    with an increase in arbitrary arrests

    Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Cuba: Violent acts against non-violent activists doubled in July along with an increase in arbitrary arrests

    Repression reaches record levels in Cuba


    Sixty five consecutive Sundays with peaceful demonstrations broken up

    The Castro dictatorship has reached a new record in arbitrary detentions during the first six months of 2016. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation documented 845 arbitrary detentions in July which when added to the previous five months totals 7,418 politically motivated arrests during the first six months of 2016 in Cuba.

    The number of cases of political violence documented doubled from 23 in June to 46 in July. The past weekends attack on the Ladies in White offers a snapshot of what is taking place. On Saturday, August Lady in White Gisela Sanchez
    died in Havana at age 65 and friends and family gathered to pay their respects.

    Unfortunately, Cuban state security interrupted this solemn occasion to beat up and arrest 10 Cuban women and Gisela Sanchez's son, Reinol Vicente Sánchez, while they were all present at the wake. The beating was apparently because State Security did not want them to put the Cuban flag on Sanchez's coffin. Reinol Vicente was released in time to attend his mother's funeral reported Berta Soler over twitter.

    On August 7, 2016 for the sixty fifth consecutive Sunday members of the Ladies in White in Havana, Matanzas, and Guantanamo were arbitrarily and violently arrested in a operation conducted by State Security.

    Photographic evidence of the violence visited upon the Ladies in White was uploaded to social media on twitter this past Sunday by Angel Moya showing bruising on a black woman's jaw identified as R. Sotolongo.
    Cubans dissidents, after two years of Obama administration of “improving” relations with the Castroit tyrannical regime, are paying a high price for it. The repression in the island of. Dr. Castro has hit all the sectors of the population, reaching record levels.

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    ‘The Totalitarian Regime Is Intact’: One Cuban’s Message to Obama
    Rosa Maria Paya on Obama's Opening to Cuba - The Atlantic

    Uri Friedman Jun 22, 2016

    Earlier this month, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening to Cuba, characterized the full restoration of U.S.-Cuban relations—in other words, Congress lifting the U.S. travel ban and trade embargo against the island—as inevitable and imminent. It would be the next domino to fall after the first U.S. presidential visit to Cuba in 88 years, the first authorization of commercial flights from America to Cuba in five decades, the first sales of Cuban coffee to the U.S. market, and so on.

    “The fact of the matter is that the American people and the Cuban people overwhelmingly want this to happen,” Rhodes said. “Frankly, whatever the political realities in either country, for somebody to try to turn this off, they would have to be working against the overwhelming desires of their own people.”

    As the Obama administration seeks to cement one of its principal foreign-policy achievements, it’s worth pausing to unpack that complex word: “desire.” Rhodes is right that the majority of Americans and Cubans support re-establishing ties between the two nations. Yet most Americans and Cubans don’t think re-established ties will bring more democracy to Cuba’s one-party state. In one 2015 poll, just over 50 percent of Cubans said they were dissatisfied with the country’s political system and wanted more political parties than the Castros’ Communist Party. But roughly the same percentage didn’t think their country’s new relationship with the United States would change the Cuban political system (Cubans were more likely to anticipate change in their widely despised economic system). They desire normal relations with America. But many also desire democracy. And they don’t expect the former to lead to the latter.
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    The Castroit regime had a sugar daddy for over 30 years, the Soviet Union. Then, just in time to save it from its failures, the Hugo Chavez regime came to the rescue. Now that the Maduro regime is in dire need, the Obama regime is playing the role of the sugar daddy. The implementation of the embargo makes a moral point of view about the unacceptability of the Castroit tyrannical regime, and ending it is a de facto recognition of the regime legitimacy by the Obama administration.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    The Castroit tyrannical regime remain a staunched enemy of the United States. The regime likes Obama administration policy, and some U.S. business like it too. For sure some U.S. corporations will set sweatshops in the Mariel Economic Zone, located in the north coast of Cuba, and hire low-cost labor. They could care less about the Cuban people human rights.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    Cuba: Violent acts against non-violent activists doubled in July along
    with an increase in arbitrary arrests

    Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter: Cuba: Violent acts against non-violent activists doubled in July along with an increase in arbitrary arrests

    Repression reaches record levels in Cuba


    Sixty five consecutive Sundays with peaceful demonstrations broken up

    The Castro dictatorship has reached a new record in arbitrary detentions during the
    first six months of 2016. The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National
    Reconciliation documented 845 arbitrary detentions in July which when added to
    the previous five months totals 7,418 politically motivated arrests during the first six
    months of 2016 in Cuba.

    The number of cases of political violence documented doubled from 23 in June to
    46 in July. The past weekends attack on the Ladies in White offers a snapshot of
    what is taking place. On Saturday, August Lady in White Gisela Sanchez
    died in Havana at age 65 and friends and family gathered to pay their respects.

    Unfortunately, Cuban state security interrupted this solemn occasion to beat up and
    arrest 10 Cuban women and Gisela Sanchez's son, Reinol Vicente Sánchez, while
    they were all present at the wake. The beating was apparently because State Security
    did not want them to put the Cuban flag on Sanchez's coffin. Reinol Vicente was released
    in time to attend his mother's funeral reported Berta Soler over twitter.

    On August 7, 2016 for the sixty fifth consecutive Sunday members of the Ladies in
    White in Havana, Matanzas, and Guantanamo were arbitrarily and violently
    arrested in a operation conducted by State Security.

    Photographic evidence of the violence visited upon the Ladies in White was
    uploaded to social media on twitter this past Sunday by Angel Moya showing
    bruising on a black woman's jaw identified as R. Sotolongo.
    Cubans dissidents, after two years of Obama administration of “improving” relations
    with the Castroit tyrannical regime, are paying a high price for it. The repression in
    the island of. Dr. Castro has hit all the sectors of the population, reaching record levels.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex
    Laritza Diversent, Devastated by the Police Operation Against Cubalex / Iván GarcÃ*a – Translating Cuba

    Iván García Posted on September 29, 2016
    Translator: Regina Anavy

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    Laritza Diversent (Ivan Garcia)

    Ivan Garcia, 28 September 2016 — After passing the crossing of La Palma, two kilometers from the old bus stop of Mantilla, El Calvario is found nestled, a district of one-story houses, roads without asphalt and a multitude of dogs without owners.

    At the end of a narrow alley the Cubalex Center of Legal Information headquarters is located, a two-story house constructed from private resources, that also serves as the waiting room for the public on the lower floor and housing on the upper floor.

    There, in the summer of 2011, the lawyer, Laritza Diversent Cambara, 36 years old, founded a law office to give legal advice to citizens without charging anything nor caring about the person’s ideological position.

    “The last year we dealt with more than 170 cases. Most of the people were poor and without resources, and they felt helpless because of the State’s judicial machinery. We advised on homicides, cases of violence against women, drugs, prostitution and also for any dissident who needed it,” indicated Laritza, seated on a small roofed patio at the back of her house....

    About 20 uniformed agents presented themselves in the office, some with pistols in their belts, as officials of several State institutions. They brought a search warrant that didn’t comply with the requirements established by law. When we let them know it, they resorted to force and invaded the entrance of the Cubalex headquarters, which at the same time is my home.”

    They destroyed the door to the patio and came into the living quarters after forcing the kitchen door. Now inside, they took away five computers, seven cell phones, a server, six security cameras, three printers, digital media, archives and money.

    “They acted with total impunity and arrogance. The authorities assume they are above the law. They filmed everything. Then they stripped us one by one and body-searched us in a degrading way. It was really humiliating,” said Lartiza.

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    Members of the regime State Security told her that she could be accused of the crime of “illicit economic activity”, according to the activist Kirenia Yalit. They did not showed a valid warrant for the search. The layers did not received a court order, fines or written summons.

    The Castroit regime claimed that Cubalex is an “illegal association”, since the regime Minister of Justice rejected Cubalex application for legal status in July of 2016. Since this incident, the regime has step up the repression against activist and dissidents.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime
    Cuban-American leaders, dissidents urge Trump to get tough with Castro regime | Fox News

    By Elizabeth Llorente. Published November 16, 2016

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    Rubio met on Tuesday with Guillermo Farinas, one of Cuba’s most prominent human rights activists, during the dissident’s visit to Washington D.C. Farinas, who has been jailed numerous times by Cuban authorities, has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s surprise decision two years ago to normalize relations with the Cuban government after more than a half-century of hostilities between the two nations.

    Farinas and other dissidents, as well as some international human rights organizations, say the Cuban government continues to oppress its critics. Farinas went on a month-long hunger strike earlier this year after he was detained and beaten by Cuban authorities when he asked about a fellow dissident who had been arrested. Farinas, who was in New York Wednesday to meet with Samantha Power, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, told FoxNews.com Obama’s U.S.-Cuba policy betrayed the cause of human rights.

    “I have faith that President Trump will be better for the people of Cuba and press the cause of freedom and democracy,” Farinas said. “Let’s just say no one can possibly be worse than Barack Obama has been for our cause.”
    The Obama administration have remained aloof to the crimes that the Castroit regime commits against the Cuban people. Nevertheless, Farinas keeps his battle for political freedom and human rights of the Cuban people. This courageous leader deserve the support of each and every one that despise the Castroit tyrannical regime.

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    State Security arrests more than 50 Ladies in White in various provinces
    Cuban State Security violently arrests more than 50 Ladies in White in another Sunday of repression | Babalú Blog


    Detenciones de las Damas de Blanco durante el domingo 29 de enero. (ANGEL MOYA)

    According to information provided to Diario de Cuba by sources in the internal dissidence, more than 50 Ladies in White all over the country were arrested to prevent them from attending mass or participating in the #TodosMarchamos (We all march) campaign.

    “At this moment in Havana, 24 women have been arrested, in Palma Soriano, another 7; in Guantanamo, one; Bayamo, five, and in Ciego de Avila another activist, but these numbers may increase,” said Lismeirys Quintana.

    “The sisters leave their homes, some of them are able to get to their destination, others are arrested the moment they step outside,” she added.

    Deysi Artiles reported that at the headquarters of the Ladies in White, only the group’s leader Berta Soler and former political prisoner Angel Moya came out. Both were arrested.
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    The Castroit regime Secretary of State says that in Cuba “there is freedom of peaceful expression.” Seams that he was referencing to democratic countries, not to the tyrannical Castroit regime.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    Notwithstanding the increase in diplomatic relations between the regime and the U.S., strict restrictions on freedoms of expression, association, assembly and traveling continued. Thousands of harassment of dissidents and random arrest and imprisonment are reported in a daily basis.

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    Re: Protest marchers beaten, detained

    As an example, the Ladies in White, a group of wives, mothers, and sisters of jailed dissidents, continue to suffer attacks, beatings, harassment, and jailing at the hands of the regime political police and mobs for their silent, non-violent marches, on their way to mass on Sundays.

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