Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ladies in White Kept From Peaceful Protest

Cuban Police kept mothers, wifes, and sisters of political prisoners and dissidents from marching this Wednesday to demand the release of their loved ones. They were shoved into a bus as they were attempting to visit Orlando Fundora a dissident who had just started a hunger strike.

The group called "Ladies in White", was formed after what became known as the "Black Spring of 2003", when a vicious crack down of dissent. A total of 75 people were arrested then and given in most cases decades long prison terms for nothing more then disagreeing with the government. 53 dissidents remain in jail and 26 of them are very poor health.

These brave women who carry only gladiolas are no strangers to these types of treatments. It just doesn't seem very smart of the Castro Regime to show it's true colors at a time when the world is watching. Several of them were injured during the act of impunity.

Lets hope they stay safe tomorrow on the 7th anniversary of the "Black Spring".

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Urgent!!! In Danger the Life Political Prisoner Ricardo Galbán Casals

Urgent!!! In Danger the Life Political Prisoner Ricardo Galbán Casals!

The Castro Regime tries to damage his organs as they did to Orlando Zapata Tamayo. Spread the word. Don't allow another prisoner to die! In the Prision Provincial in Guantánamo, his jailers are applying to Galbán the same torture methods used to murder Orlando Zapata Tamayo, who died on 23 February 2010. While the international press is busy in Havana, another prisoner is being killed in Guantanamo! Urgent! It is my understanding that he has been on hunger strike, but his water was taken away, just as was done to Zapata Tamayo.

Complete story here, though in Spanish for now. Will post English link as soon as available!
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Two More Cuban Political Prisoners Taken to Hospitals

Orlando Fundora Álvarez, member of the group of 75, from the black spring arrests in 2003, who had been on hunger strike since March 10, has been transported to Alta Habana hospital. This has been confirmed by his son Victoriano Simil Triana.

Cuban political prisoner Eduardo Díaz Fleitas was hospitalized today, suffering the effects of a fast he started to commemorate this week's seventh anniversary of the "black spring" crackdown, according to the online magazine Convivencia's Twitter feed.

Díaz, who in 2003 was sentenced to 21 years in prison, was being treated for dehydration and hypoglycemia.

Late last month and earlier this month, Díaz was one of several political prisoners who went on hunger strike after the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo. They called off the protest after supporters expressed concern about their health.

Eduardo Díaz Fleitas

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