On Mother's Day, Dozens of Ladies in White Arrested

Monday, May 12, 2014
Not even for Mother's Day did the Castro regime take a reprieve from the beating and arrest of female democracy activists, known as The Ladies in White.

For the 44th Sunday in a row, dozens of peaceful activists were beaten and arrested as they tried to gather and attend Sunday Mass.

In Colon, province of Matanzas, 13 were arrested.

They are Tania Echeverria, Caridad Burunate, Asunción Carrillo, Aleida Cofiño, Yenisleydis Millo, Zaida Hernandez, Làzara Rodríguez, Maritza Acosta, Maira Garcìa, María Teresa Castellano, Alejandrina Garcìa, Niurka Perdomo and Yudaimis Fernandez.

In Cardenas, seven were arrested.

They are Leticia Ramos Herreria, Katiuska Rodriguez, Odalis Hernandez, Marisol Fernandez Socorro, Mercedes La Guardia, Hortensia Alfonso and Yamila Sendra Ruiz.

Meanwhile, over 20 were intercepted on the eve of Mother's Day in Santiago de Cuba, as they tried to gather at the home of one of the group's leaders. Six of them were arrested.

Finally, 17 were arrested in Palma Soriano.

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

More "reform" you can't believe in.