Wave of Repression Sweeps Cuba

Sunday, May 1, 2011
The Castro regime is obviously very afraid of Cuba's pro-democracy leaders -- or otherwise, it is just extraordinarily weak and insecure.

Either way, it doesn't bode well for the future of the dictatorship.

As the regime orders another compulsory (and expensive) parade today to display "support" for its farcical VI Party Congress -- it has undertaken a wave of repression against Cuban democracy activists.

In nearly simultaneous operations, the Castro regime:

- Arrested Sara Martha Fonseca (who was brutally beaten and arrested last week as well), hip-hop artist Rodolfo Ramírez Hernandez (know as "El Primario"), Ernesto Herrera Biel, Jorge Rodríguez Jiménez, Heriberto Liranza Romero and Odalis Sanabria.

- Arrested former Cuban political prisoner -- one of only 12 released in Cuba during the last two years -- Angel Moya, but only after dragging him through the streets and viciously kicking him in the head.

- Arrested and beat Heriberto Liranza Romero, head of Cuba's Youth for Democracy Movement.

- Militarized the town of Placetas (in the Villa Clara province) to prevent pro-democracy leader Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" and his supporters from leaving their homes.

- Surrounded the homes of various leaders of the Ladies in White to restrict their weekly march.

More "reform" you can't believe in.