Nearly 200 Cuban Dissidents Arrested on Sunday

Monday, January 18, 2016
From Diario de Cuba:

Dozens of activists arrested in Havana and Oriente to prevent participation in #TodosMarchamos

Dozens of Ladies in White and other activists were arrested today in Havana and various other eastern provinces on this 37th Sunday of repression against #TodosMarchamos, a campaign of marches demanding amnesty for political prisoners.

Some reports from social networks indicate that the number of dissident arrests could be close to 200.

In Havana, some 40 activists and Ladies in White who were able to reach the Santa Rita church were arrested according to former political prisoner Angel Moya via his Twitter account. Among those arrested were photographer Claudio Fuentes, Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, and Moya himself.

A similar number of dissidents and Ladies in White were arrested as they left their homes to join the march.

Independent journalist Yusmila Reyna reported arrests in Santiago de Cuba. There were also arrests in Guantanamo, Holguin, Camaguey, and Las Tunas.

Translation by Babalu Blog.