In Vicious Attack Castro Regime Steals Food From the Opposition Activists Families, Robs Pregnant Woman
After hundreds of journalists and dozens of television cameras from around the world equipped with the interviews and photos staged by the Castro secret police left Cuba, on Sunday the regime took upon what appears to be a new offensive against the decent. In result at least 80 political activists were arrested and the UNPACU resources were stolen, José Daniel Ferrer, the UNPACU leader Tweeted. Mr. Ferrer was also detained.
Attack started at 6 in the morning on Sunday from the searches and arrests of the opposition activist.
Later the official police patrols and secret police vehicles blocked the headquarters of the UNPACU in Santiago de Cuba, the biggest opposition organization on Island.
The UNPACU provided 2.22 minutes what appears to secretly recorded video of the regime’s attack on the UNPACU headquarters in Santiago de Cuba. The video shows several people including uniformed police officers standing at the entrance to a blue-white, one-story building. Other police officers walking up and down stairs of the house. Four motorcycles, a dark color jeep, other blue unmarked car, a red “Intervencion” ute with a 105 side number, a bus and at least four white-color police car with two marked 626 and 578, that were loaded by the uniformed and plain cloth police operatives, blocked a narrow street.
Castro’s henchmen attacked dozens of the UNPACU members with assaults, beatings, and arrests around the country.
Mr. Ferrer informed that he received a warning from the lieutenant colonel of the police, who refused to introduce himself. Officer informed him that the statements on Fidel Castro published on UNPACU website were “disturbing” and a call for demonstration resulted “in public disorder, contempt, attack and espionage”.
In what appears to be a particularly vicious attack Castro’s regime operatives stole food from the families of activists leaving them and their children hungry. Among affected were also families of Leonardo Pérez Franco, Ovidio Martín Castellanos, Damaris Rodríguez and José Daniel Ferrer.
Police operatives took printed discs, audio-visuals, hard disks, memory cards, several mobile phones and laptops. Attackers also stole US $370 that was supposed to cover food and healthcare expenses for a pregnant woman, 14ymedio reported.
— José Daniel Ferrer (@jdanielferrer) December 18, 2016
Earlier the UNPACU opposition leaders called for a mass demonstration on the streets in Santiago de Cuba and Havana to demand the release of political prisoners and the end to the strong repression against civil society.” The regime used it as an excuse for its unusually aggressive attack.
At least dozens of activists were still imprisoned when this article was published.
(UNPACU, 14ymedio, pht)