Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Is this the Start of a Bleak Cuban Autumn?

Whereabouts of Sara Martha Fonseca Quevedo and Yris Pérez Aguilera remains unknown. Eyewitness reports emerge that they were badly beaten and in poor condition.

Sara Martha Fonseca Quevedo (left) and Yris Pérez Aguilera (right)

Update 9/29/11: Sara Martha Fonseca Quevedo located in detention facility by family. Yris Pérez Aguilera whereabouts continue to be unknown.

A son and husband worry about their loved ones

From Pedazos de la Isla Julio Ignacio 'Julito' Leon Fonseca, the son of Sara Martha Fonseca explained:

My mother (Sara Martha) has severe pains from a violent physical blow given to her on her spinal chord, carried out by State Security officials“, Fonseca explains. “As for my father (Julio Ignacio) he is also in lots of pain." On Monday, September 26th, ‘Julito’ and a group of dissidents attempted to head to the police unit of Santiago de Las Vegas to obtain information about his parents, but state security agents quickly surrounded them. Fonseca reported that, “We were savagely beaten and then detained. I have bruises on my eye and pain all over my elbows." He was released a day later on September 27, but both his mother and father remain detained and there whereabouts unknown.

Yris Pérez Aguilera, Donaida Pérez Paseiro, Yaimara Reyes Mesa, Rosa Parks Women's Movement for Civil Rights remained detained and like his mother unaccounted for.

'Julito’ Leon Fonseca

"My wife Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera ... was brutally beaten this September 26 in a nonviolent protest in the streets of the Havana municipality of Rio Verde. At noon yesterday (September 26) she was mysteriously removed from the police station of October 10 & Aguilera in the capital and her whereabouts are unknown. As this occurs, political police officers have my home under siege. I fear for the life of my wife, beaten so many times and with serious health problems," said Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez” by telephone with the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance on the evening of September 27, 2011.

“Antúnez” with wife Yris Tamara Pérez Aguilera

Partial List of Detained and Beaten Activists

Partial summary of arrests in recent days in Cuba (including in bold the names of the members of the Resistance who are still detained.) Names taken from list provided by the Cuban Democratic Directorate.

September 24, 2011

Sara Martha Fonseca Quevedo; Julio León Pérez- Pro-Human Rights Party Affiliated to the Andrei Sakharov Foundation.
Jorge Luis García Pérez Antúnez- Movimiento Presidio Político Pedro Luis Boitel
Eriberto Liranza Romero- Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia
Hermógenes Guerrero Gómez- Frente de Línea Dura
Ramsés Miranda Camejo- Partido Pro Derechos Humanos Afiliado a la FAS

ALL are of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience.

September 25, 2011
City of Havana

Raúl Borges Serrano, Unidad Democrática Cristiana.

September 26, 2011
City of Havana

Yris Pérez Aguilera, Donaida Pérez Paseiro, Yaimara Reyes Mesa, Rosa Parks Women's Movement for Civil Rights.
René Ramón González Bonelli, Juan Wilfredo Soto García Movement
Rodolfo Ramírez Cardoso, father of El Primario
Yoani García Martínez, Human Rights Party Affiliated to ASF
Rodolfo Ramírez Hernández “El Primario”- Rapper from the group Julito and El Primario

September 27, 2011
City of Havana.

Mayra Morejón, Rosario Morales La Rosa, Ivonne Mayesa Galano, Christian Democratic Unity.
Belkis Cantillo, Tania Montoya and Aymé Garcés, of the Ladies in White in Eastern Cuba.
Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello
Berta Soler Fernández, Ladies in White in Havana
Arnaldo Ramos Lauzerique, former political prisoner.

Santa Clara, to attend trial of Daylín Hernández Caballero and Pedro Antonio Blanco Fleitas.

Idania Yánez Conteras,
Damaris Moya Portielles,
Alcides Rivera,
Justo Luis Alfonso,
Ramón Arboláes,
Alberto Reyes,
Michel Oliva,
Alexei Sotolongo,
Omar Núñez,
Olga Lidia Barroso,
Yoel Fonseca,
María del Carmen Martínez,
Frank Reyes López,
Pablo González,
Jorge Luis Oliver, the last of these of the Anti-totalitarian Forum.

Yanisbel Valido Pérez,
Daylín and Junior Hernández Caballero
Pedro Antonio,
Marta and Raimundo Blanco Fleitas.
All of the Central Opposition Coalition and the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Civic Resistance and Civil Disobedience.

Activists detained hours later while investigating status of those detained earlier:

Guillermo Fariñas Hernández,
Lisset Zamora Carrandi,
Carlos Baluet Obregón,
Yazmín Conllevo Riverón,
Yusmaris Alvarez Esmoris,
José Ascencio López,
Esequiel Enrique López,
Héctor Bermúdez Santana,
Jesús Hernández Pérez,
José Alberto Botel Cárdenas,
Jorge Luis Artiles Montiel, and Javier Sol Díaz. All of the Anti-totalitarian Forum.

September 28, 2011

Eriberto Liranza, Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy

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