Over 60 Ladies in White Arrested to Impede Meeting

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Over 60 Ladies in White were arrested yesterday as they tried to meet at their headquarters on Neptuno Street in Havana.

Dozens of others were intercepted and turned away as they made their way to the meeting.

Berta Soler, leader of The Ladies in White, stressed that what Cuban democracy activists need at this time is "solidarity" against repression, not "easing sanctions and engagement" toward their repressors. 

The group holds monthly meetings, known as "literary teas," which are heavily repressed by the Castro regime.

The Ladies in White are a pro-democracy group composed of the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners.

This is a "crime" in Cuba: