As the European Union contemplates implementing a new policy of engagement and rapprochement with Cuba’s repressive apartheid dictatorship, the Castro regime clearly shows the EU’s willful blindness to the human rights atrocities that place on a daily basis in Cuba. Yesterday morning, as Cuban dissidents tried to attend church services, Cuban State security pounced and violently arrested more than 180 human rights activists.
Another Sunday in Cuba, another day of massive repression (UPDATED)
UPDATED, 3:33 p.m. — A video from Cuba shows Cuban police and security forces moving in to arrest several activists as they try to make their way to Mass on Sunday morning. Also, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia, head of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) describes what happened Sunday in Santiago and other cities.
An explosion of repression greeted anti-Castro activists in Cuba on Sunday morning in Santiago de Cuba and other cities as they tried to make their way to churches for Mass. In Santiago, there were at least 169 arrests of activists with the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), the Damas De Blanco, or “Ladies In White,” and other organizations.
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Some of these arrests were captured on video: