Saturday, June 4, 2011

Eight Cuban dissidents arrested as they headed to a meeting of dissidents

Madrid .- At least eight people have been arrested as part of an operation of the forces of the Cuban regime against the opposition. The detainees were headed to the home of dissident Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez) at the time of being apprehended by law enforcement. The leader of Young Cubans for Democracy, Lira Heriberto Romero, Europa Press reported that at the home of Antúnez-in Placetas, Villa Clara province were already twelve opponents who sought to organize a protest march along the island, among other activities of the resistance front.

Among those arrested as they went to the house include Félix Navarro Rodríguez, and Iván Hernández Carrillo, members of the Group of 75. Both have been released. Rolando Rodriguez was also arrested Leuven, president of the Eastern Democratic Alliance. Also highlights the case of Joan David Gonzalez Milanes, the Democratic Party November 30, who lacks a leg.

Since his arrest there is no news of his whereabouts. Lira Romero reports that hundreds of paramilitary troops and police patrolled the area and tried to arrest all those Antúnez's residence. "Increased repression is evident for the whole island," he assured the opposition, which fears that detainees have been more than originally thought.

"In less than two weeks and there are six prisoners of conscience," he recalls. It also claims that he and other dissidents have been "victims of terrible beatings" recently.

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