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53 Ladies in White Arrested in Havana

53 Ladies in White in Havana /14ymedio
Posted on June 1, 2015

14ymedio, Havana, 31 May 2015 – This Sunday the Ladies in White Movement
experienced its eighth consecutive Sunday of repression in Havana,
resulting in the rest of 53 of them. Some of the 25 activists who
participated with the women in their traditional Sunday pilgrimage were
arrested near the Church of Santa Rita in the capital municipality of .

According to several witnesses, 53 Ladies in White and 25 activists were
arrested at the exit of the parish and taken to a destination still
unknown. At least seven women had been prevented from arriving to the
place and several dissidents reported threats by State Security since
Saturday, warning them not to attend the pilgrimage.

Among the activists arrested was Juan Angel Moya, a former of
the Black Spring of 2003, and Antonio Gonzalez Rodiles, leader of the
opposition group Estado de Sats.

Iriades Hernández Aguilera of the Patriotic Union of Cuba
informed 14ymedio that no arrests of activists of the organization were
reported in the province of Santiago de Cuba, although a heavy guard was
seen around the headquarters of the organization. Our correspondent in
Pinar del Río, Juan Carlos Fernandez, reported that three Ladies in
White were able to attend Sunday mass.

In the province of Matanzas, the activist Sayli Navarro confirmed that
at least 38 Ladies in White across the province made it to their
respective parishes without difficulties.

Source: 53 Ladies in White Arrested in Havana /14ymedio | Translating
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