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REPRESSION INTENSIFIES IN CUBA: They brutally beat and imprison opposition activist Marcelino Abreu Bonora
By Cuban Democratic Directorate

Santa Clara, Cuba, January 6, 2015. Cuban Democratic Directorate. The Cuban dissident Marcelino Abreu Bonora, member of the Cuban Reflection Movement, finds himself beaten, imprisoned and the Castro regime threatening to revoke his parole for refusing to take off a bracelet with the word Change. "On December 27, 2014 at the bus station in Santa Clara, Marcelino Abreu Bonora was arrested for wearing a bracelet on his wrist that says change. The political police wanted to take it off and Marcelino disagreed, agents gave him a brutal beating and he was injured. They took him to the Nieves Morejon prison in Sancti Spiritus and kept him there in a medical clinic. His wife said he cannot open his eyes, which are bloodied, and is awaiting the decision of the police saying that they will revoke,” explained Belkis Toledo Rodriguez, activist of the Cuban Reflection Movement in Santa Clara. Marcelino Abreu Bonora was released on October 24, 2014 after carrying out several hunger strikes to protest his unjust imprisonment. Repression has increased in the last month with threats and arbitrary arrests of opponents and members of independent civil society following the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama to resume diplomatic relations with the Castro dictatorship. ###

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