More Dissidents Arrested in Cuba Today

Monday, January 5, 2015
Emboldened by the Obama Administration's diplomatic recognition -- and its pledge of inconditionality -- the Castro regime continues to arrest political dissidents.

Today, it arrested Lisandra Robert, Miraida Martin and Yamile Rodriguez -- all members of the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) in Santiago de Cuba -- and Melkis Faure and Emilio Serrano in Havana.

Faure and Serrano were arrested as they inquired about Sonia de la Caridad Gonzalez Mejias, who was arrested on December 28th. Gonzalez Mejia (pictured below, left) is currently on a hunger strike protesting her unjust imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado ("El Sexto"), arrested on Christmas Day, was transferred to the Valle Grande prison.

And Marcelino Abreu Bonora, arrested on December 26th, was beaten and placed in a "special" punishment cell for conducting a hunger strike.

Tragically, there are already more political prisoners in Cuba today than on December 17th.