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Ladies in White Headquarters Surrounded by State Security

Ladies in White Headquarters Surrounded by State Security / 14ymedio,
Orlando Palma
Posted on December 18, 2015

14ymedio, Orlando Palma, Havana, 18 December 2015 — On Friday morning,
the political surrounded the headquarters of the Ladies in White
in the Havana’s Lawton district, blocking entrance to several activists
who arrived for the traditional literary tea held every Friday, as
confirmed to 14ymedio by Juan Angel Moya, former of the Black
Spring and husband of the movement’s leader, Berta Soler.

The opposition also reported that as of last Wednesday several kiosks
selling and drink to the public were placed around the site. State
Security in Cuba frequently uses this practice to close access to the
homes of activists.

Despite the arrests and the police cordon, dozens of women have made ​​
it to the headquarters of the organization where, as part of the
meeting, the film The Empty House, by Cuban director Lilo Vilaplana, was

Opposition figure Martha reported that the police took
Ladies in White Mayelín Santiesteban and Mirta Ricardo Tornés off the
they were taking to Havana from Artemisa, to prevent them from
reaching the activities at the headquarters in the capital city.

The police operation also seeks to prevent the activists approaching the
courtroom for crimes against state security, in the court located at
Juan Delgado and Carmen streets in Havana’s 10 de Octubre district,
where the trial of Ariel and Ricardo Gonzalez Sendiña will be held on
Friday. The young men are the children of Lady in White Lazara Barbara
Sendiña and are charged with the alleged crime of theft and slaughter of

Source: Ladies in White Headquarters Surrounded by State Security /
14ymedio, Orlando Palma | Translating Cuba –

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