Skip to comments.Major Attacks/Arrests Now Underway Against Cuban Dissidents
Posted on 07/23/2005 10:34:35 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
A summary of the latest news regarding the Castro regime forceful crackdown on peaceful citizens trying to exercise their right to protest:
The three main leaders of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society (APCS), Marta Beatriz Roque, Felix Bonne Carcasés and René Gómez Manzano, were arrested. The AP is reporting Saturday morning that the three were released today after spending the night in jail.
A pro-Castro mob accompanied by several policemen entered the residence of Katia Sonia Martín, injuring her and her twin daughters who are only 2 years old. Her husband was handcuffed and taken away by police.
Others arrested include Niurka Peña, Katia Sonia Martín, secretaries of the APCS; Monsignor Ricardo Santiago Medina Salabarría, representative of the Byzantine Orthodox Church in Cuba; Francisco Maure, Yusimí Gil Portel, Miguel López, Gloria Cristina Rodríguez, Raúl Martínez, Georgina Noa Montes, Enma María Alonso, Luis Manuel Peñalver, Ernesto Colás Julio César López, María de los Angeles Borrego and Jesús Adolfo Reyes Sánchez
At 5:20 AM on Friday, police broke down the door to the residence of Alberto Cárdenas, member of the group Naturpaz, after Cardenas took photos of a mob outside his house that was preventing him from leaving
Pro-Castro mobs carrying wood sticks and yelling 'Worms, worms' and 'The streets belong to Fidel' pushed and shoved members of the foreign media, including Lucia Newman of CNN, who were trying to cover the protest
The home of independent journalist Silvio Herrera Núñez was surrounded by a pro-Castro mob yelling insults and carrying wood sticks to prevent him from covering the protest
In the town of Regla, the home of dissident Lázara Suárez was surrounded by a pro-Castro mob carrying iron bars and sticks. Suarez was forced to remain at home
A government that has the support of its people is not afraid of peaceful protests by some of its citizens.
But Castro's totalitarian regime is scared to death of a group of unarmed men and women who want to exercise their right to protest. It is hard to understand how we can still have US politicians like Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Maxine Waters and others, supporting such a criminal totalitarian regime. Is it money? Blackmail? Stupidity? Or maybe all three?
My question to all those who still defend the indefensible and who claim that Castro is 'loved' by the majority of the Cuban people is: Why is a government that has hundreds of jet planes, thousands of tanks, the second largest army of this hemisphere, so afraid of a group of unarmed dissidents?
Can any Castro supporters answer that question?
Castro thugs battling dissidents demonstrators this week.
Let's get on the phone to Commie-Dodd's office first thing Monday morning!
In Havana this week, a Cuban dissident holding a poster with the photos of the 41 men, women and children murdered by the Castro regime on July 13, 1994.
FOX NEWS last night had a segment of Elian Gozalez' graduation from pre-school. The thugs programmed Elian to say all the trite Commie slogans. Castro was front row, and was praised.
FOX NEWS stated that "Federal Authorities returned Elian to his father".
Opposition figures in Cuba say at least 20 Cuban dissidents have been detained as part of a crackdown against the country's political opposition.
They are said to include the three main organisers of a public meeting of dissidents which took place in May.
The Cuban government has not confirmed the arrests.
Cuba's long-standing position is that dissidents are not representative of public opinion, but rather mercenaries in the pay of the US.
According to relatives of those being held and Cuban opposition sources, Cuban state security agents visited scores of houses across Havana on Friday morning.
The majority of those dissidents that are currently in custody were intending to take part in a protest outside the French embassy.
Some Cuban dissidents are unhappy at what they see as France's particularly soft line on Cuba.
Among those detained are three of President Castro's most outspoken critics - Martha Beatriz Roque, Felix Bonne and Rene Gomez.
About 200 delegates attended the rare public meeting they helped organise in May. At the meeting, delegates approved a resolution in which they described Cuba's system of government as Stalinist and its economic policies as obsolete.
This clampdown might be linked to that meeting, but it also comes at a time when there are some signs of general discontent in Cuba.
Weeks of extended power cuts, worsened by the after effects of Hurricane Dennis, have tested the patience of many Cubans.
But Castro took time out from the killings and beatings to attend Elian Gonzalez graduation from the 6th grade. Now doesn't that prove he is just a teddy bear? Kinda like Teddy Kennedy?
Guess not. Poor attemt at humor.
Cuba Libre! Sure thing. I agree.
BUT, protesting the Castro government is only going to get the citizens dead or imprisoned.
If they want freedom, they are going to have to rise up and slaughter the murderers before the murderers slaughter them.
Same thing in Iran.
WHAT right to protest? They have NO right to protest. Where do they think they are, in the United States?
Teddy bear? Teddy Kennedy is a lactating hippo. Note also the open fly on this anti-American, pro-Castro degenerate.
The dissidents need to form a few anti-Castro mobs!