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Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White

Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 12 June 2016 – This Sunday there was, again, a
operation around the Ladies in White headquarters in the Lawton area of
Havana, organized by the National Revolutionary (PNR), State
Security agents and civilians called up for Rapid Response Brigades.

Lady in White Luisa Ramona Tuscany told 14ymedio via phone that “as they
left the house” at 2:00 pm all of them were harassed by “mobs” and that
they were “while shouting slogans and carrying their banners.”

Ramona detailed that, in total, 18 people, “seven [other] activists and
eleven Ladies [in White]” who left [for Santa Rita Church] from the
Lawton site this Sunday. Among those arrested were some from other
provinces “who had been here from a day or two earlier” said the same
source, who reported that Berta Soler [leader of the group] “was also
detained” as was the former of the Black Spring case of the 75,
Angel Moya.

Among those arrested on leaving the Lawton headquarters site were
members of a delegation from Santiago de Cuba, including Bizmaira Amelo
Jardines and Santa Fernandez Diaz. Also arrested was Maribel Hernandez
Garcia who, according to Luisa Ramona, “already reported in” by phone to
say “that she was released at the stroke of 9:30 pm in the detention
area of Tarara, where they were taken.”

According to Luisa Ramona, approximately seven Ladies in White and
Yuri Valle Roca reached Santa Rita Church. She
said that the is being held at the Santiago de las Vegas
station, along with Ladies in White María Cristina Labrada, Lismery
Quintana, Daysi Artiles and Suarmi who were able to reach Santa Rita.

Several Sundays ago many members of this group were prevented from
reaching the Mass and later meeting up with other activists who support
them at the end of their march. These representatives of different
opposition organizations have joined this initiative for more than 55

Source: Another Sunday Of Repression For The Ladies In White / 14ymedio
– Translating Cuba –

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