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SOS! LADIES IN WHITE ARRESTED ALONG WITH SCORES OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FROM OTHER CUBAN RESISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS IN HAVANA, CUBA.
By Cuban Democratic Directorate

Havana, Cuba-July 12th, 2015- Cuban Democratic Directorate. Scores of arrests took place on Sunday by the Castro regime including the Ladies in White and other activists of the Cuban Resistance after attending Mass at the Church of Santa Rita in Havana and for participating in a civic ceremony at Gandhi Park. Ailer Maria Gonzalez, Estado de SATS activist and wife of the activist Antonio Rodiles, said by telephone to the Cuban Democratic Directorate that some 80 Ladies in White and more than 30 activists were detained when all were participating in a peaceful protest march after congregating in Gandhi Park. “Minutes later we see [state security] police vehicles closing traffic and sirens and as with what happens every Sunday, when arriving at 3rd and 28th Street, they were repressed, arrested; women and activists taken into buses and arrest wagons and taken to [state security detention centers],” said Ailer Maria Gonzalez. Among those arrested were the Ladies in White, activists of the Civic Resistance National Front Orlando Zapata Tamayo (OZT): Egberto Angel Escobedo Morales, Jorge Luís García Perez "Antúnez", Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, Prisoner of Conscience Ciro Alexis Casanova Perez, Yāite Cruz Sosa, activists of the Movimiento Opositores Por Una Nueva Republica, the artist Tania Bruguera, the son of one of the Ladies in White, as well as activists from other organizations of the Cuban Resistance who accompanied them. The Cuban Democratic Directorate demands the immediate release of all those arrested including current Cuban political prisoners and calls upon the international community along with human rights organizations to show solidarity with this cause and to place full responsibility with Raul Castro and his regime along with their repressive agents for anything that may happen to the Ladies in White and the activists of the Cuban Resistance. ###

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