First of all, I’ve to admit that I’m impressed by the courage and determination of the Cuban freedom fighters to keep fighting against the regime despite an increase in repression. Friends in Cuba tell me they’re convinced that the regime uses intimidation against dissidents because it knows its days are numbered.
The more the regime harasses and persecutes the freedom fighters, the more determined they’re.
Yesterday, several opposition groups in Banes, province of Holguin, held new peaceful activities to condemn the repression and Castro.
The groups that participated are: the Cuban Liberal Movement; the Civic Resistance Movement “Pedro Luis Boitel”, the Cuban Foundation for Human Rights and the Human Right Movement “Claridad”, affiliated to the Oriental Democratic Alliance. They all announced that this kind of non-violent protest will be held on a daily basis.
In Havana, a new independent library, named after “Josè Martì”, has been founded and there has already been an activity on the occasion of the 153th anniversary of Martì’s birth.
On Saturday, January 28, a Castroite mob beaten a peaceful dissident who were accompaining the Lady in White Dolia Leal, to her house. The fascists started shouting at Dolia : “You’re a CIA agent. You’re a counter-revolutionary”. Leal, with strong determination and courage, shouted at the mob : “You’re fascists! You’re fascists! You’re worse than Hitler! You turned Cuba into a concentration camp!” . Listen to her report here .
Finally, members of the Independent Union of Bicycle-Taxi drivers have been detained for hours for participating to an opposition meeting.
A December 2005 photo of some members of the Independent Union:
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