Dissidents Arrested for Protest Near Cuban National Assembly

Thursday, February 5, 2015
This morning, a group of twelve dissidents were arrested as they tried to stage a protest near the Havana headquarters of the Cuban regime's National Assembly.

The dissidents, part of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civil Resistance Front ("OZT Front"), took out signs demanding the elimination of Castro's draconian laws (i.e. "social dangerousness") and the ratification of the U.N.'s human rights covenants.

Those arrested include Reinaldo Rodríguez, Francisco Garcia, Lazaro Jose de la Noval, Hugo Damián Prieto, Leudis Reyes, Lázaro Mendoza, José A. Pompa, Luis A. Domínguez, Andrés A. Domínguez, Ernesto Fonseca, Ricardo Luna and Luis E. Lopez.

Their whereabouts remain unknown.

In stark contrast, Cuban democracy activists, Jorge Luis Garcia Perez "Antunez" and Sara Marta Fonseca, both leaders of the OZT Front, are freely and openly testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. this morning.