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    Arrests This Sunday Of More Than A Hundred Activists Across The Island

    Arrests This Sunday Of More Than A Hundred Activists Across The Island /
    Posted on July 3, 2015

    14ymedio, Havana, 28 June 2015 — Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the
    Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), reported early Sunday the arrest of 48
    members of that opposition organization to prevent them from reaching
    the Sanctuary of Cobre in the east of the country. In Havana, fifty
    Ladies in White were also arrested at the end of their pilgrimage near
    the Church of Santa Rita, with over a hundred arrested across the country.

    The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, and her husband, Angel
    Moya, were intercepted leaving the headquarters of the movement in the
    Lawton neighborhood and prevented from going to Mass, according to the
    dissident Martha Beatriz Roque. Both were taken to a detention site
    located in Tarará, east of the capital, where presumably they found the
    other detained Ladies in White.

    Other activists reported that their homes were surrounded, as was the
    case with the independent reporter Agustín López Canino. The home of
    this activist, in the village of El Globo on the outskirts of Havan, was
    surrounded by a wide operation that he managed to evade, although later
    the police intercepted him in the vicinity of 5th Avenue in Playa

    So far, the complete list of those arrested is unknown. It was planned
    that around five in the afternoon, the Ladies in White of Aguada de
    Pasajeros in Cienfuegos would try to attend Mass at the Jesus of
    Nazareth Catholic Church, where they were prevented from attending on 21
    June by the church’s priest, Padre Tarciso.

    Two activists from the United Anti-totalitarian Front (FANTU) are still
    on a hunger strike to demand that the priest reverse his decision and
    allow the women to enter the temple.

    Source: Arrests This Sunday Of More Than A Hundred Activists Across The
    Island / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –

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