Repression during EU’s visit to Cuba

Cuban Prisoners Defenders Bars 400
  • AT LEAST 188 DETENTIONS IN 3 DAYS
  • 1 NEW POLITICAL PRISONER
  • MANY DETAINED UP TO 96 HOURS
  • AT LEAST 1 STILL DETAINED
  • 7 HOME RAIDS
  • TENS OF TORTURED/BEATEN
  • NUMEROUS COURT CITATIONS
  • 32 ARBITRARILY FINED TO CREATE FALSE PROSECUTIONS

See complete report in PDF (English/ Español) UPDATED 9/13/2019

  1. Introduction. The visit of the European Union to Cuba in the Official Note from Spain
  2. Version from the Government of Cuba
  3. More than 188 mass arrests in Cuba coinciding with the visit of the European Union and Spain
  4. At least 7 violent home raids in Cuba from September 6th to the 10th
  5. Partial listing of arrests reported until 22:00 on September 12, 2019
  6. Analysis of the EU-Cuba agreement: an ultimatum must be given or its application stopped already
  7. 31 violent home raids in 2019 only to UNPACU prior to September

1. Introduction. The visit of the European Union to Cuba in the Official Note from Spain.

The European Union has visited Cuba. On the one hand, its High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica Mogherini. On the other hand, and in parallel, “Spain has wanted to join this Joint Council at the political level to reiterate its full support for the current framework of relations between the European Union and Cuba,” as expressed in the OFFICIAL NOTE of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain and describing the visit of Mr. Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America and the Caribbean to Cuba and Mr. Carlos Blasco Bernáldez, Deputy Director of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain.

In this note from the Spanish government it is indicated that “The Secretary of State has been able to verify the good state of the bilateral relations and the will of both parties to deepen them in all their dimensions. In this regard, the possibility of holding political consultations at the ministerial level next October has been considered in accordance with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding signed following the visit of the President of the Government to Cuba in November 2018, as well as the willingness to sign the new Country Association Framework that will regulate bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the 2019-2023 period.

The first thing that should be noted is that an interim government cannot publicly commit a State in a bilateral agreement with a repressive dictatorship of these characteristics without falling into a formal fault that commits the next government of Spain, not yet constituted and that could arise of an election in November in that country.

The second thing to indicate is the impulse of the Spanish Government to that of Cuba. Spain, the country that – because of the language and the political situation – could take many of its contracts for its private companies, in advantageous competition with any other country in Europe for the language and family proximity between Spain and Cuba. We would be facing a social-democratic government that encourages its companies to operate in a country whose workers do not have the slightest trade union and labor rights, motivated – it is obvious – to lead the foreign investment market in that country where other Europeans cannot compete with the same advantages. That is, once again the economic motivation takes precedence over the rights of workers and an entire people so that, without demanding changes in human rights (they have been clearly harmed in recent years), take advantage of a favorable situation to obtain income from that country

Likewise, it is assured that “The Secretary of State has also met with members of Cuban civil society with whom he has discussed the recent evolution of the situation in the country. The visit to Havana of the SECIPIC has also included a meeting with Non-Governmental Organizations in the framework of the day of the Cooperative as well as with representatives of Spanish companies based in Cuba.” This has been endorsed with two Twitts: that of the meeting with the “Civil Society” and the meeting with the “Non-Governmental Organizations”.

We regret to say that this is false, except for what may concern the Catholic Church. We remind the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain something that is well known: Cuban civil society is prohibited from its right of association unless approved by the Communist Party, so that the civil society that it mentions, is not civil, is state runned, because it depends and is authorized, and financed by the Communist Party of Cuba. These organizations are nourished by the money of the State, collected from forcing the affiliation to the citizens to paying these “mass organizations” in a mandatory way. Indeed, at Prisoners Defenders we already show how doctors on mission were forced to pay fees from different “mass organizations” each month. Failure to do so would be persecuted and would “mark” them. Therefore, it is the State that pays these organizations with mandatory taxes to citizens, and with direct state money.

Regarding Non-Governmental Organizations, those that were Cuban are governmental, because by definition the legal Cuban organizations in Cuba are all governmental, created and financed only under the marching and approval of the Communist Party of Cuba, since in Cuba it cannot by definition be a Cuban organization in non-governmental hands, that is, private and with private financing, except to which the State of Cuba obliges.

This absence of freedom of association outside the Communist Party is well documented in numerous reports from organizations such as Amnesty International, IACHR, HRW, ILO and other institutions, in addition to the Cuban legislation itself, which does not allow private ownership of entities of this type. nor of any other.

Regarding the possible NGOs of other countries, only present might have been the organizations accepted by the Communist Party, who veto many other organizations that, such as Amnesty International, have been wanting to implant on the island to carry out its humanitarian mission activities, and is vetoed like so many others.

Why does the Spanish Government lie sending this note to all foreign delegations in Cuba, making them believe that it has met with “civil society”, when it has met with factions of the Communist Party? What does the Spanish Government intend with this note? Is it so important the economic interest to worth align with the Communist Party of Cuba in its propaganda?

The brutal repression that took place while this visit and meetings took place has not deserved any mention, to discredit that official statement, where in addition to detaining and prosecuting a new political prisoner, between 188 and 200 human rights defenders were detained and beaten, at least 7 of their homes were raided, activists and women and children were beaten and mistreated without distinction, and summary trials of 32 human rights activists were prepared with arbitrary fines without the slightest sense, when the arrests were performed to prevent a pacific demonstration previous to the visit.

2. Version from the Government of Cuba

According to informants of the regime, the Government of Cuba would have indicated to foreign delegations that it has arrested the more than 188 activists for being troublemakers who wanted to spoil the visit of the European Union and Spain. This seems to have been echoed, giving credibility, by those who in diplomatic delegations are playing, for economic interest, in favor of the regime.

Given this, it should be noted:

  1. The arrests have mostly occurred in the homes of the activists, so there was no fuss to control.
  2. Detentions have occurred with extreme violence, abuse and all kinds of harassment affecting women (including pregnant women), elderly, illed or children, in addition to human rights activists.
  3. El supuesto alboroto era un llamado a salir a “parques y lugares públicos” a expresar solidaridad con los reprimidos. Es un comunicado completamente inocuo, limpio, exento de toda peligrosidad que, además, se produciría un día antes de la llegada de la Unión Europea, por lo que no pretendía afectar a tal reunión, ni la podría afectar. De hecho, parece que nada podía afectarla, ya que con más de 188 detenidos, incomunicados, golpeados, con sus viviendas allanadas y robados, nada ha inmutado a la Comisión Europea. El comunicado de la Convocatoria a manifestarse, inocuo y legítimo, se puede leer en https://www.unpacu.org/solidaridad-y-firmeza/.

With all that described, Federica Mogherini and Spain are thus placed at the spearhead of Castro’s propaganda at the service of a fascist dictatorial monarchy, a disrepute for Spain and for a government, the Spaniard, who claims to be a social-democrat. A whole discredit to the European Commission and the European Union itself.

We all remember that, wrong or wrong in his strategy, diagnosis and praxis, President Obama only signed an agreement of understanding with Castroism when it was agreed to release 53 prisoners of conscience, it was authorized travelling outside Cuba to many of the dissidents (who many of them never once again could travel) and Obama himself sat down with the real civil society, including UNPACU, before and after his trip to Havana to inaugurate the United States Embassy. His speech was also worthy. He did not shut up anything of the reproachable and had the dignity that, in this visit and in the previous one of Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish authorities and of the European Commission have not had.

The role of the European Union in all this disparity detracts from the great history in the struggle for human rights in our countries. Human rights have been left off the agenda this time and have only served to open the doors to spurious interests.

We recount, in the following sections, of what both Mr. Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America and the Caribbean, of Spain, and Mrs. Mogherini have forgotten to mention, and what happened right before, during and after his visit to Cuba, while sending twitts of how wonderful the trip was.

2. More than 188 mass arrests in Cuba coinciding with the visit of the European Union and Spain

After besieging dozens of their homes and leaving incommunicado, without Internet or telephone, dozens of activists of the democratic peaceful opposition in Cuba, the Government of the island, with special troops and State Security, has raided numerous of these houses, stolen in them and arrested more than 188 activists, mainly to avoid, before it took place, a peaceful demonstration convened throughout the country. In the current report, only the activists in whom their detention has had any relationship with the aforementioned demonstration are documented.

Arrests across the island have affected several groups and activists, and numerous Ladies in White, Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Conscience, award established by the European Parliament as a means to honor people or organizations that have dedicated their lives or actions to the defense of human rights and freedoms that the European Union, which has little or no meaning for the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Spanish Government or for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union if we stick to the fact that neither Spain, nor the European Union, nor Mrs. Federica Mogherini have expressed themselves in any way regarding all this repression during their visit, arrests which are added to the hundreds of arrests they have suffered this year in progress the mentioned Ladies in White.

As a result of the repression during the visit, Ovidio Martín Castellanos, who was arrested on September 7 for supporting the demonstration and fined with 2000 CUP, on September 10 suffered a summary trial and received a sentence for non-payment of fines of 5 months in prison.

More than 188 human rights activists were arrested, beaten, threatened and held in cells, and held until Ms. Mogherini left the country.

It should be noted that José Daniel Ferrer, Prisoner of Conscience of Amnesty International, Condemned of Conscience of CPD, and who holds international awards for human rights, spent more than 72 hours in a detention he himself filmed in this video (https://youtu.be/YD66gOkfA6g).

Also noteworthy is the case of Danaisi Muñoz López, her 15-year-old daughter Zaimaris de la Caridad Rodríguez Muñoz and two other companions, Iyolexis Despaigne Poei and Dualsi Daniel Díaz Vázquez. The political police threw them the dogs of prey when they were going to leave their house and they were in El Vedado, Havana, to catch a bus on the night of the 7th to avoid the assaults of their home and to be able to go to the demonstration to a park. They were finally arrested at one o’clock in the morning on the 8th from 1:00 am to 11:00 the next morning, once the time for the call was concluded. It is noteworthy that when the 15-year-old girl, Zaimaris de la Caridad Rodríguez, told the police not to throw the dogs, they began to hit the child, leaving her stunned and with sequels. After this, they arrested all four of them. The child had to be treated at the Pediatric Hospital of Centro Habana, with the presence of the police. Although the doctor evidenced bruises and possible sequelae, following the guidelines of the political police did not deliver the medical part and changed the diagnosis, not making the consequent and necessary x-ray plate to rule out injuries. The child still has very bad headaches and her mother is very worried. Not happy with this, in later days, while the Spanish Delegation sent tweets from its successful meeting with the Cuban dictatorship, they cited the minor to a trial to prosecute and deprive her of her parents in a Juvenile Detention Center. Regarding the police officers in this case, we can indicate that the identification number of the policewoman that appears in the videos that have been recorded in the sequence is number 38078, the author of the beating, from El Vedado, Havana.

They were detained since last Sunday, in addition to Ovidio Martín Castellanos, who is in prison, at least these 9 activists between 72 hours and 96 hours: Carlos Oliva Rivery (from UNPACU), Jorge Cervantes García (member of the UNPACU Steering Committee ), José Daniel Ferrer García (General Coordinator of UNPACU), Carlos Amel Oliva Torres (member of the Steering Committee of UNPACU), Carlos Alberto Álvarez (member of UNPACU), Yolanda Carmenate Fernández (member of UNPACU and Lady in White) and María Del Carmen Cala Aguilera (member of UNPACU and Lady in White) Yasmani Campos Castellanos (member of the MONR – Movement Opponents for a New Republic -), Jorge Ortiz Aguilera (member of the MONR).

Yeridian Álvarez Martínez, from Las Tunas, a member of UNPACU, remains arrested after an assault on UNPACU headquarters to prevent his participation in the march of September 8 and deported to his province.

Many of the arrests, at least 32 of them, have been accompanied by arbitrary fines, argued by word of mouth for “supporting the demonstration”, but then concretizing, for example, in the case of Carlos Oliva Rivery (see fine imposed on Saturday), as in other of the 7 fines we have collected so far, to the surprise of own and strange, in the “Decree Law No. 200 of 1999, on environmental violations”, chapter 11, that is, for “violations regarding noise, vibration and other physical factors”, something that would indicate that they are again falsifying an arrest to initiate a false cause against him. Carlos Amel Oliva, a member of the UNPACU Steering Committee and son of Carlos Oliva Rivery, has also received a fine in detention that they indicated was for “supporting the demonstration.” A Moraima Díaz the fine is indicated against Decree Law 141, article 11, when said Law has only 10 articles. Meanwhile detained, at least 32 other activists have been fined during the visit of the European Union and Spain. This will allow the regime, when not paid (how to pay fines equivalent to more than 6 and up to 8 months of the Cuban minimum monthly salary?), prosecute them criminally and make them enter prison through a summary process. This has been done with Ovidio Martín Castellanos, imposing a false fine of 2,000 Cuban pesos (CUP, equivalent to 1/25 dollars or CUC), impossible to pay, and condemning him to 5 months in jail for non-payment of fines.

We warn diplomats of the danger that these activists run from being sentenced to prison shortly for this false cause. And we warn you because in the current list of political prisoners of Cuban Prisoners Defenders there are already 8 Convicts of Conscience for non-paid arbitrary fines, one of them already named Prisoner of Conscience of Amnesty International, Edilberto Ronal Arzuaga Alcalá, and one Condemned of Conscience, so this procedure is one of the most common in the regime to prosecute and falsely convict opponents.

Fines have also been accompanied by judicial summons to numerous activists.

Then, in section 3 of this report we report a detailed list of 188 arrests where we update the partial data provided last Sunday.

3. At least 7 violent home raids in Cuba from September 6th to the 10th

At the same time, in the days before the visit of the Spanish delegation and the European Union, on the same day and in subsequent days, there have been sites of dozens of houses of human rights activists, and at least 7 violent home raids, including illegal robberies of all type of material owned by those affected, something that has been a usual practice in this 2019, where more than 38 home raids have been already counted, usually with thefts of diverse material, among which are food, tables, chairs, cutlery, books, dishes, medicines and multiple personal and work communication material, such as mobile phones, laptops, USB memories and other material.

The island’s government accuses the United States of financially helping human rights activists but, with this kleptomaniac and insane actions of its State Security forces along with the absolutely immediate expulsion from their workplaces of every activist who starts human rights activities, is the help of the various countries that publicly support pro-democratic civil society activists (not only the United States but many other solidarity countries that protect the defense of human rights with their help), the only way of survival and maintenance of these honorable citizens, among which there are numerous personalities named Prisoners of Conscience by Amnesty International, whom the State of Cuba abuses without limits.

The raids of 2019, and those that have taken place these days, have affected with special impact on the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), one of the organizations calling for the demonstration.

Raids Day September 6, 2019:

  • Home 1. Property of Ana Milagros Moises and Ismel Berobides, of UNPACU. Santiago de Cuba (pending address verification). Raid without search warrant, with great violence. Both were arrested and he was beaten while he is an ill person, who subsequently had to be taken to the polyclinic for his serious damaged state of health. Confiscated items: 1 tablet, 1 flash memory, 30 CUC and medications necessary for the clinical pathology of Ismel.

Raids Day September 7, 2019:

  • Home 2. Address: Street # 9 between E and G # 10 (High). UNPACU headquarters and home of José Daniel Ferrer. Altamira neighborhood. Break-in without a search warrant, with great violence, terrorizing the wife of José Daniel Ferrer and 3 minors (one of 3 months and a two-year-old girl, who cried at all times during the assault).
  • Home 3. Address: Street # 9 between E and G # 10. UNPACU headquarters. Altamira neighborhood. They raided the house without a search warrant in a particularly violent way and arrested 26 activists to prevent them from attending today’s demonstration. Among those arrested is Yolanda Carmenate, who is on hunger strike on her eighth day because of the imprisonment of her son Cristian Pérez Carmenate this past August, as reported by Cuban Prisoners Defenders.
  • Home 4. Address: Street # 9 between E and G # 9. UNPACU headquarters. Altamira neighborhood. They raided the house without a search warrant with special violence, taking milk and oil (yes, milk and oil) logically destined for human consumption, which we imagine will end up being used in the home of some State Security agent or command.
  • Home 5. Address: Street 5 of Vista Hermosa between C and E # 106. Home of Ovidio Martín Castellanos. With great violence and stealing all kinds of personal objects for domestic use, they arrested Ovidio, Erlandys García, Sergio García González, Duglas Favier Torres and Ricardo Martinez Cuevas, to prevent them from attending the demonstration. All violence was also perpetrated in the presence of Ovidio’s wife, Zenaida Rams Santana, pregnant in advanced gestation, and two young children, who suffered from panic in the assault. They took a printer and diverse documentation related to the studies of political prisoners on the island and pro-democracy brochures of UNPACU and Cuba Decide.
  • Home 6: Street 9 entre E y G #9 reparto Altamira, Santiago de Cuba. UNPACU’s headquarters. Military and commanders surrounded the neighborhood and arrested 5 province activists in the assault (pending names).
  • Home 7: Street 9 entre E y G #10 reparto Altamira, Santiago de Cuba. UNPACU’s headquarters. Simultaneous raid the previous one. Military and commanders surrounded the neighborhood and arrested 5 province activists in the assault (pending names).

Raids Day September 10, 2019:

Additionally, it is necessary to highlight 31 illegal raids in 2019 previous to September carried out by State Security and Special Forces, reported to Prisoners Defenders by the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), and which are detailed in section 5 of this report.

4. Partial listing of arrests reported until 12 noon on September 12, 2019

The data received by Cuban Prisoners Defenders so far show the following accounting for arrests referring only to the 3 days reported, and only the arrests related to the demonstration are detailed:

Arrested and detained on September 6, 2019 (11):

  1. Deylis Acosta Sarmiento, from Media Luna. Granma, with telephone number (+53) 54254363 and identity card 78110829730, member of UNPACU. Arrested 5 hours in Media Luna Police Unit. Comments: Arrested violently for trying to reach Santiago de Cuba to the main headquarters.
  2. Sulayne Videaux Figueredo, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 96041802336, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested violently for trying to reach the main headquarters.
  3. Iam Gamez Gell, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 22692517 and identity card 89102149301, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested violently for trying to reach the headquarters.
  4. Ismel Berobides Antón, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 73101007821, member of UNPACU. Detained in Second Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on your home. He suffers from Terminal Chronic Renal Failure, wildly beaten, hemodialysis treatment patient. The beating was in the presence of his 11-year-old daughter. The confiscated objects were: A tablet, a USB, the medicines of its treatment, 390 CUC.
  5. Ana Milagros Moisés Goicoechea, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 69012113135, member of UNPACU. Detained in Second Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on her home. She is the wife of Ismel Berobides.
  6. Carlos Amel Oliva Torres, of Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 53957381 and identity card 87112340260, member of UNPACU. Arrested 8 hours in Second Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after leaving his two young children at school, as a result of the call to join on September 8.
  7. Pedro Acosta, from San Miguel del Padrón, Havana, with telephone number (+53) 58082544 and identity card 51121402267, member of the Cuban Martian Movement. Arrested 4 hours in Police Unit of San Miguel del Padrón. Comments: Arrested for saying he was going to support the September 8 demonstration.
  8. Zandalio Mejías Zulueta, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested More than 48 hours in Police Unit Zanja / San Miguel del Padrón Police Unit / Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Arrested for saying he was going to support the September 8 demonstration.
  9. Maykel Herrera Bone, member of UNPACU. Arrested 45 hours in San Miguel del Padrón Police Unit / Guanabo Police Unit. Comments: Detained by the call to march on September 8.
  10. Zaqueo Báez Guerrero, of Boyeros, Havana, with phone number (+53) 53060296 and identity card 75103003067, member of UNPACU. Arrested 48 hours in Alamar Police Unit. Comments: Detained by the call to march on September 8.
  11. Yasmani Soto Mesa, of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested on Saturday, September 7th at 7 p.m. and taken to the La Lisa police headquarters where he remained until the next day at 11:00 a.m.

Arrested and detained on September 7, 2019 (36):

  1. Luis Angel Leyva Domínguez, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  2. Yisdel Suárez Saíz, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 85050821016, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  3. Adrián Ochoa Portales, of Mella, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Arrested 12 hours in First Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1500 CUP. See the Judicial Citation.
  4. Moraima Díaz Pérez, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 54371779 and identity card 73031216792, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP by Decree 141 of the Ministry of Interior, article 11 (this decree only has 10 articles).
  5. Maidolis Oribe Perdomo, of Mella, Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 54371780, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  6. Jesus Sanchez Romero, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 72060211843, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  7. Alexis Rodriguez Chacón, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 54484858, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  8. Niubis Bicet Romero, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 80101423515, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: activist arrested after an assault on UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving.
  9. Yolanda Carmenate Fernández, from Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving.
  10. María del Carmen Cala Aguilera, from Holguín, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving.
  11. Carlos Oliva Rivery, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 58019567 and identity card 66102212907, member of UNPACU. Arrested 8 hours in First Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1500 CUP.
  12. Roilán Zárraga Ferrer, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 67051012182, member of UNPACU. Detained 3 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  13. Manuel Mustelier Tamayo, of Songo La Maya, Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 54455169 and identity card 8711143314, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  14. Fernando González Vaillant, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 67051012182, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  15. Miguel Anaya Martínez, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 77120126420, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  16. Evelio Fernandez Salazar, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 62030412788, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  17. Wilder Cervantes Cusa, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 67110812566, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  18. Norge Sablón Polo, from Santiago de Cuba, with identity card 85070619462, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  19. Yeridian Álvarez Martínez, from Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested after an assault on UNPACU headquarters to prevent his participation in the march of September 8, deported to his province and still imprisoned.
  20. José Pupo Chaveco, from Santiago de Cuba, a member of is not an activist. It is a social case. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1000 CUP.
  21. Oris Ramírez Leyva, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Arrested 12 hours in First Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1500 CUP.
  22. Manuel Pérez Suárez, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Arrested 12 hours in First Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 1500 CUP.
  23. Iam Gámez Gell, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 22692417 and identity card 89102149301, member of UNPACU. Arrested More than 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  24. Marina Paz Labaceno, from Santiago de Cuba, is not an activist in any organization. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  25. Isael Aleaga Pérez, from Mella, Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) and identity card 50071225843, member of UNPACU. Detained 48 hours in Third Police Unit. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  26. Ovidio Martin Castellanos, from Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 58806922 and identity card, member of UNPACU. Arrested 96 hours and transferred to prison in Aguadores Prison summarily sentenced for non-payment of fines to 5 months after being imposed an arbitrary fine of 2000 CUP impossible to be paid. Comments: Arrested after an assault on his home to prevent him from participating in the march of September 8.
  27. Erlandys García, from Mayarí. Holguin, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested after an assault on one of the UNPACU headquarters to prevent him from participating in the march on September 8.
  28. Sergio García González, from Mayarí. Holguin, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested after an assault on one of the UNPACU headquarters to prevent him from participating in the march on September 8.
  29. Bartolo Cantillo, from Guantanamo, member of UNPACU. Comments: 24 hours detained in the Unit Parque 24 de Guantanamo to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  30. José Díaz Silva, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested More than 24 hours in Police Unit Santiago de Las Vegas. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  31. María Josefa Acón Sardiñas, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 17 hours in patrol car. Comments: Arrested to prevent her from attending the march on September 8.
  32. Alexeis Pérez Lescailles, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 17 hours in patrol car. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  33. Yoel Parsons Bones, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 20 hours in Aguila Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  34. Julio Iglesias Fragela, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 15 hours in Aguilera Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  35. Jorge Cervantes Garcia, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Is missing Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  36. Jose Antonio Lopez Piña, of Christ, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.

Arrested and detained on September 8, 2019 (141):

  1. Berta Soler Fernández, leader of the Ladies in White, resides in Havana. Arrested violently leaving the national headquarters in Lawton, in the Cotorro police unit and released at 24 hours. We have to emphasize that police have been releasing her, for 3 years, after 24 hours of arrest, sleeping every Sunday arrested in dungeons.
  2. Yolanda Santana Ayala. White Lady violently detained in Havana leaving the national headquarters of that organization. They have imposed an arbitrary fine of 150 CUP.
  3. Gladys Capote Roque. Lady de Blanco violently detained in Havana leaving the national headquarters national headquarters of said organization. They have imposed an arbitrary fine of 150 CUP.
  4. Mayelin Peña Bullain. Lady in White, arrested and handcuffed. Released with a warning letter that if she comes out next Sunday she will be beaten “until get her teeth out.” She has been imposed an arbitrary fine of 150 CUP.
  5. Angel Moya Acosta, husband of Berta Soler, Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience activist since 1999 and currently adopted as Condemned of Conscience by Cuban Prisoners Defenders, violently detained leaving the national headquarters of the Ladies in White in Havana and released 24 hours later at the police unit in Cojimar.
  6. Maria Rosa Rodríguez Molina. Lady of White, arrested at the police unit of Caimito.
  7. María Cristina styled Varona. Lady of Blanco, arrested in Havana, in a patrol car.
  8. Julia Herrera Roque. Lady of Blanco, arrested in Havana, in a patrol car.
  9. Oylin Hernández Rodríguez. Lady of White, detained in Havana, at the police unit of Caimito.
  10. Danaisi Muñoz López, a member of Delibera, with identity card 85011806010 and telephone (+53) 54731994, detained in El Vedado on the 8th at 1 a.m. for 10 hours. To her youngest daughter, Zaimaris de la Caridad Rodríguez Muñoz, 15 years old, the police threw the dogs of prey and hit her hard causing sequels that had to be treated at the Pediatric Hospital of Centro Habana.
  11. Zaimaris de la Caridad Rodríguez Muñoz, daughter of Danaisi, 15 years old, with identity card 04021967611, to which the political police in Vedado threw the dogs of prey and after this they hit her hard, having to be taken to the Pediatric Hospital from Centro Habana. She was detained for 10 hours. After releasing her with her mother, they have summoned her for a juvenile trial and put her in a Juvenile Prison to get her away from her parents. She still suffers the consequences of aggression.
  12. Iyolexis Despaigne Poei, with identity card 82103007305, detained in Vedado on the 8th at 1 a.m. for 10 hours with Danaisi and Zaimaris. He witnessed everything that happened with the serious aggression against the minor Zaimaris.
  13. Dualsi Daniel Díaz Vázquez, with identity card 99031612702, detained in El Vedado on the 8th at 1 am for 10 hours with Danaisi, Zaimaris and Iyolexis. He witnessed everything that happened with the serious aggression against the minor Zaimaris.
  14. Leticia Ramos Herrería, Dama de Blanco, arrested 6 hours inside patrol car 702 and 228.
  15. Odalis Hernández Hernández, Dama de Blanco, arrested 2 hours inside patrol car 702 and 228.
  16. Caridad María Burunate Gómez, Lady in White, arrested at 10:00 am in Colón, Matanzas, September 8 and taken to the Offices of the Municipal Directorate of Community Services, where she remained detained until 4:30 the afternoon.
  17. Cira Vega de la Fe, Lady of White, arrested in patrol car from 5:00 am.
  18. Tania Echevarría Menéndez, Lady in White, arrested at 10:00 in the morning in Colón, Matanzas, and taken to the Offices of the Municipal Directorate of Community Services, where she remained in detention until 4:30 in the afternoon.
  19. Celina Claro Osorio, Lady of White, arrested in Guantanamo and arbitrarily fined with 150 CUP.
  20. Hortensia Alonso Vega, Lady of White, arrested in patrol car from 5:00 am.
  21. Reyna Rodríguez Cañada, Lady of Blanco, arrested in Santiago de Cuba.
  22. Eulides Sánchez Rodríguez, activist related to the Ladies in White, arrested in Santiago de Cuba.
  23. Yudaisis Pérez Meneses, Lady in White, arrested at 10:00 in the morning in Colón, Matanzas, and taken to the Offices of the Municipal Directorate of Community Services, where she remained detained until 4:30 in the afternoon.
  24. Asunción Carrillo Hernández, Lady in White, arrested at 10:00 in the morning in Colón, Matanzas, and taken to the Offices of the Municipal Directorate of Community Services, where she remained detained until 4:30 in the afternoon.
  25. Maritza Acosta Perdomo, Lady in White, arrested at 10:00 in the morning in Colón, Matanzas, and taken to the Offices of the Municipal Directorate of Community Services, where she remained detained until 4:30 in the afternoon.
  26. Annia Zamora Carmenate, Lady in White, arrested in Carlos Rojas, Jovellanos, Matanzas, from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning and kept running in a State Security patrol car until her release.
  27. Sissi Abascal Carmenate, Lady in White, arrested in Carlos Rojas, Jovellanos, Matanzas, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and kept in motion in a State Security patrol car until her release.
  28. Dianelis Moreno Soto, Lady in White, arrested in Carlos Rojas, Jovellanos, Matanzas, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and kept running in a State Security patrol car until her release.
  29. Aleida Cofiño Rivero, Lady in White, detained in Jovellanos, Matanzas, from 10:00 in the morning until 6:00 in the afternoon at the local Police Headquarters.
  30. Osmara Martín Fundora, of the Independent Trade Union Association of Cuba (ASIC) detained in Havana on leaving home at 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Zapata Police Headquarters and 21 at El Vedado
  31. Emilio Alberto Gottardi Gottardi, of the Independent Trade Union Association of Cuba (ASIC) detained in Havana when leaving his home at 8:30 in the morning until 12:30 in the afternoon at the Zapata Police Headquarters and 21 in El Vedado.
  32. Reinaldo Abreu Alfonso, UNPACU activist, with identity card 62112824108 and address on Avenida 25 between 127 and 128 apt 3, Marianao, Havana. Arrested on day 8 at 2:00 pm taken to the 6th Unit and released at 7:00 pm on the same day.
  33. Carlos Alberto Álvarez Roja, from Havana, member of UNPACU. He has been detained for more than 72 hours at the Zanja Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  34. Casilda Acosta Pérez, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 8 hours in Cuba y Chacón Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent her from attending the march of September 8.
  35. Edgardo Goile Fonseca, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped more than 48 hours. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  36. Dayana Martínez Padrón, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 8 hours in Cuba y Chacón Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent her from attending the march of September 8.
  37. Cándido Chacón Puñales, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 9 hours in Police Unit Ditch. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  38. Alexis Lahoz Bartelemi, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Detained 9 hours in Cerro Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  39. Jacqueline Heredia Morales, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 8 hours in Police Unit Zanja. Comments: Arrested to prevent her from attending the march of September 8.
  40. Jesus Rivas Álvarez, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 13 hours in Guanabacoa Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  41. Jeovel Hernandez Aranda, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 15 hours in San Miguel del Padron Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  42. Aneski Jiménez Jardí, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 13 hours in Guanabacoa Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  43. Roberto Perez Rodriguez, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 15 hours in San Miguel del Padrón Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  44. Osmany Mendoza Ferriol, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 11 hours in Wajay Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  45. Osvaldo Mendoza Ferriol, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 11 hours in Wajay Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  46. Bárbaro Molinet García, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped for 1 hour. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  47. Cosme Damián Domínguez Peñalbert, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested outside the church for trying to march on September 8.
  48. Manuel de Jesús Guillen Esplugas, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested outside the church for trying to march on September 8.
  49. Eugenio Orlando Ramírez Pedroso, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested outside the church for trying to march on September 8.
  50. Gustavo Garabito Gómez, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Stopped 1 hour on Public Road. Comments: Arrested outside the church for trying to march on September 8.
  51. Aliuska Gómez García, from Havana, member of UNPACU. Arrested 11 hours in Wajay Police Unit.
  52. Yoandris Betancourt Castellano, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Arrested 24 hours. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  53. Danilo Diego Fernández, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Arrested 24 hours. Comments: Arrested after an assault on the UNPACU headquarters to prevent activists from leaving. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUP.
  54. Manuel Velázquez Licea, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 11 hours in Batabanó Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  55. Jorge Ortiz Aguilera, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 11 hours in Batabanó Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  56. Yasmani Campo Castellano, of Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 11 hours in Batabanó Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march of September 8.
  57. Manuel Enrique Rosendo Gonzalez, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 11 hours in Batabanó Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  58. Nancy Quiñones Gonzalez, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Arrested to prevent him from attending the march on September 8.
  59. Rolando Diaz Silva, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  60. Tony Alberto Salazar Deulofeo, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide
  61. Adrián Curuneut Estven, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  62. Mario Alberto Hernandez Leyva, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  63. Diosvel Veliz Marín, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  64. Angel Castro Carrera, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  65. Eris Yuniesky García Soto, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  66. Dunia Diaz Vila, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the UNPACU call and Cuba Decide.
  67. Luis Jesús Gutierrez Campo, from Havana, member of the Opposition Movement for a New Republic. Arrested 2 hours in Santiago de Las Vegas Police Unit. Comments: Stopped for marching in the call of UNPACU and Cuba Decide.
  68. Ricardo Luna Rodriguez, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  69. Emir Gonzalez Janero, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  70. Luis Andrés Domínguez Sardiñas, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  71. Francisco García Puniel, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  72. Hugo Damián Prieto Blanco, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  73. Yasmany Soto Mesa, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front. Arrested 5 hours in Police Unit La Lisa. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  74. Vladimir Martín Castellano, of Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Stopped inside your home. Comments: Forcibly detained inside her home so that she did not go to the demonstration on September 8.
  75. Iliana Marrero Marrero, from Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Stopped inside your home. Comments: Forcibly detained inside her home so that she did not go to the demonstration on September 8.
  76. María Coba Batista, from Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Stopped inside your home. Comments: Forcibly detained inside her home so that she did not go to the demonstration on September 8.
  77. Angel Milán Ramírez, from Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  78. Abel Peña Carvajal, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 52976732 and identity card 70071510804, member of UNPACU. Arrested 13 hours in Police Unit of Christ. Comments: Violently arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  79. Carlos Oliva Rivery, from Santiago de Cuba, with phone number (+53) 58019765, member of UNPACU. Arrested 72 hours in First Police Unit / Third police unit. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  80. Ernesto Oliva Torres, of Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 53957381 and identity card 96122302506, member of UNPACU. Stopped 11 hours. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  81. Yadira Serrano Díaz, of Songo La Maya, Santiago de Cuba, with telephone number (+53) 54524139, member of UNPACU. Stopped 11 hours. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  82. Yordanis Labrada Téllez, from Songo La Maya, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  83. José Castillo Ríos, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  84. Ulises Beca Lago, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  85. Jose Daniel Ferrer García, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  86. José Daniel Ferrer Cantillo, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  87. Carlos Amel Oliva Torres, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Stopped in Missing. Comments: Stopped to be marching peacefully.
  88. Leudis Mustelier Reyes, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  89. Gretel Rams Santana, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  90. Aida Sanchez Rama, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  91. Anisley Segal Zamora, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  92. Yasmany Acosta Mendoza, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  93. Franklin Álvarez, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  94. Arianna Lopez Roque, of Placetas, member of Julio Machado Academy. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  95. Janny Corrales del Rio, from Placetas, member of the Julio Machado Academy. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  96. Alexeis Mora Montalvo, of Placetas, member of Julio Machado Academy. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  97. Anayansi Bergara Cabrera, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  98. Maria Josefa Orama Garcia, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  99. Félix Perez Salazar, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  100. Yanisbel Valido Perez, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  101. Lilian Lucía Orama García, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  102. Geovel Manso Lopez, from Santa Clara, member of the Leoncio Vidal Civic Command. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  103. Geordanis Muñoz Guerrero, from Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  104. Yenisey Jiménez Reyna, from Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  105. Adael Muñoz Guerrero, from Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  106. Yulisnei Richard Viel, from Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  107. Yeroslandy Calderín Alvarado, from Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  108. Larisuka Molina Enamorado, from Jobabo, Las Tunas, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  109. Francisco Rangel Manzano, of the Party for Democracy Pedro Luis Boitel, arrested at 9:45 a.m. and released at 1:00 p.m. after being imposed an arbitrary fine of 30 CUP. He was being held at the Municipal Police Headquarters in Colon.
  110. Carlos Orlando Olivera Martínez, of the Party for Democracy Pedro Luis Boitel, arrested at 9:45 a.m. and released at 1:00 in the afternoon after imposing an arbitrary fine of 30 CUP. He was being held at the Municipal Police Headquarters in Colon.
  111. Aníbal Riveaux Figueredo, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested and beaten to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  112. Yumila Yessica Miranda Miquel, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  113. Licet Varona de la Cruz, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  114. Leonardo Rivery Gascón, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  115. Ernesto Roberto Rivery Gascón, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  116. Miraida Martín Calderín, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  117. Ángel Hinojosa Castellano, from Santiago de Cuba, member of UNPACU. Comments: Arrested and beaten to prevent attendance at the September 8 call.
  118. Keilylli de la Mora Valle, from Cienfuegos, a member of UNPACU (we are collecting more data on his detention and situation).
  119. Joel Ramírez Peña, member of the Citizen Movement Reflection and Reconciliation. Stopped on the way to the Cartagena park in Rhodes, Cienfuegos province, on Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 in the afternoon.
  120. Yoslovy Piñol Morfa, member of the Citizen Movement Reflection and Reconciliation. Stopped on the way to the Cartagena park in Rhodes, Cienfuegos province, on Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 in the afternoon.
  121. Bárbaro Piñol Morfa, member of the Citizen Movement Reflection and Reconciliation. Stopped on the way to the Cartagena park in Rhodes, Cienfuegos province, on Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 in the afternoon.
  122. Yasiel González Quijano, member of the Citizen Movement Reflection and Reconciliation. Stopped on the way to the Cartagena park in Rhodes, Cienfuegos province, on Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 in the afternoon.
  123. Roque Iván Martínez Beldarrain, a member of the Independent Trade Union Association of Cuba (ASIC), was arrested at 10:00 am until 12:00 noon and kept in a patrol car in the municipality of Cienfuegos in the same province.
  124. Andrés Avelino Domínguez Beltrán, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  125. Luis Andrés Domínguez Sardiñas, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  126. Ricardo Luna Rodríguez, member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  127. Emir González Janero, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  128. Francisco García Puniel, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  129. Hugo Damián Prieto Blanco, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo Civic Action Front, was arrested at 9:00 in the morning when they were on their way to a park in Havana.
  130. Yanier Jouvers Cisneros, a member of UNPACU, detained in Guantánamo, in Unit Park 24 for 8 hours.
  131. Juana Amanda Batista Ríos, with identity card 94121628896, domicile in Reparto Abel Santamaría and telephone (+53) 53008792. Detained for 8 hours on public roads by “Frank” and other strangers, conducted in a police patrol to unit #2. Fined arbitrarily with 500 CUC.
  132. Enrique Mustelier Sosa, activist of UNPACU, of Guantánamo, with identity card 82122932365 and telephone (+53) 58133818, arrested when going to go to the demonstration.
  133. Rubislandy Ávila González, an activist from UNPACU, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  134. Licet María Santos Moreno, an activist from UNPACU, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  135. Marbelis Morales Moreno, an activist from UNPACU, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  136. Maikel Guzmán Acosta, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested when he went to the demonstration.
  137. Roberto Jerez Aguilera, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  138. Onelvis Flores Hechevarría, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  139. Sidni Ramos Martínez, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  140. Dayana Brito Santos, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested while going to the demonstration.
  141. Adrián Semaná Maceo, from Jovellanos, Matanzas, arrested when he went to the demonstration.

4. Analysis of the EU-Cuba agreement: an ultimatum must be given or its application stopped already

The agreement for political dialogue and cooperation between the European Union and its Member States with Cuba is being flagrantly violated since the beginning of its application, and with even greater emphasis today, at least in articles 1.5, 2c), 5 and 22.

The European Union cannot continue to admit the unspeakable violation that is being carried out in a systematic way of this agreement.

The situation of political prisoners cannot have worsened in recent years. Although in 2015 there were liberated 53 of them from a list of a hundred, to the list endorsed by Amnesty International of 71 Convicts of Conscience of CPD in Cuba, of which on August 27, 2019 he has appointed, as a simple sample, 5 Prisoners of Conscience, we must add another 24 Convicts of Conscience on those weighing house-type sentences, and another 30 political prisoners. That is, despite the release dozens of political prisoners in these years form sentence complete accomplishments, the list has grown to reach at least 125 prisoners for political reasons.

To all this we must add 10 thousand citizens convicted and condemned of pre-criminal convictions, that is, without having committed a crime or in a state of attempt, or the more than 25 thousand medical professionals called “deserters” in Cuba who, at not returning to Cuba for evading the state of slavery of civil work missions abroad, had and have to spend 8 years without returning to Cuba, without seeing their children and relatives, through article 135 of the Criminal Code of Cuba that condemns them to 8 long years of imprisonment on the island, or the thousands of arbitrary detentions that occur every year in Cuba and are reported fully to the European Commission, or the recent evidence that Cuba is the architect of the situation in Venezuela and Nicaragua , or the list of at list 20 extremely serious human rights violations detailed in Amnesty International’s reputed last report made in 2017 and that Cuba has done nothing to rectify.

For Prisoners Defenders it is a scandalous shame that the European Union, instead of aligning with policies and actions that stop the violation of human rights, aligns with the investment policies of profit-making companies on the island, populated by 11 millions of what can be called slaves without labor and union rights, except to belong to the organizations of the Communist Party of unique thought and absolute control.

Cuba is not only a country that violates human rights. It exports these violations to its international environment with the grave danger of further destabilizing an entire region of the world that needs stable democracies that allow its development.

We urge the European Union to establish an ultimatum, with the clear intention that if it did not take effect, the current agreement would be immediately terminated that, far from having caused positive effects, is serving so that the leverage of Europe’s economies and companies, binds hands and feet to diplomats who, present on the island, observe helpless as their ability to defend human rights is less and less.

Javier Larrondo, President of Prisoners Defenders, has stated thatThe European Union must give Cuba an ultimatum on human rights that must be definitive. Or all political prisoners are released, reprisals against professionals on mission are eliminated, free association and expression of conscience are allowed on the island, minimum rights of freedom of association are granted to workers and freedom of thought is allowed and political association, among other very serious human rights violations on the island such as racial, sex or thought discrimination, among dozens of other flagrant violations like the ones exposed by Amnesty International in 2017 Cuba’s report, or the European Union should immediately leave an agreement that sustains the instability of a region and that makes the European Union, de facto, co-responsible and complicit in omission of what happens in that region.”

Below, we present the articles that are being flagrantly violated in the agreement between the European Union and Cuba:

ARTICLE 1

Principles

5) Respect for and the promotion of democratic principles, respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the core international humanrights instruments and their optional protocols which are applicable to the Parties, and respect for the rule of law constitute an essential element of this Agreement.

ARTICLE 2

Objectives

The Parties agree that the objectives of this Agreement are to:

c) engage in a resultoriented dialogue on the basis of international law in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation and mutual engagement in international fora, in particular the United Nations, with the aim of strengthening human rights and democracy, achieving sustainable development and ending discrimination in all its aspects;

ARTICLE 5

Human rights

Within the framework of the overall political dialogue, the Parties agree to establish a human rights dialogue, with a view to enhancing practical cooperation between the Parties at both multilateral and bilateral level. The agenda for each dialogue session shall be agreed by the parties, reflect their respective interests and take care to address in a balanced fashion civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights.

ARTICLE 22

Democracy and human rights

1. Mindful that the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms is the first responsibility of governments, bearing in mind the significance of national and regional particularities and of various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds and acknowledging that it is their duty to protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, the Parties agree to cooperate in the area of democracy and human rights.

2.    The Parties recognise that democracy is based on the freely expressed will of the people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of life.

3.    The Parties agree to cooperate in strengthening democracy and their capacity to implement the principles and practices of democracy and human rights, including minority rights.

4.    Cooperation may include, inter alia, activities, mutually agreed upon by the Parties, with the aim of:

(a)    respecting and upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and promoting and protecting civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights for all;

(b)    addressing human rights globally in a fair and equitable manner, on an equal footing and with the same emphasis, recognising that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated;

(c)    effectively implementing the international humanrights instruments and optional protocols applicable to each Party, as well as the recommendations emanating from the United Nations humanrights bodies and accepted by the Parties;

(d)    integrating the promotion and protection of human rights into internal policies and development plans;

(e)    raising awareness and promoting education in human rights, democracy and peace;

(f)    strengthening democratic and humanrightsrelated institutions, as well as the legal and institutional frameworks for the promotion and protection of human rights;

(g)    developing joint initiatives of mutual interest within the framework of relevant multilateral fora.

5. 31 violent home raids in 2019 only to UNPACU prior to September

SEE COMPLETE TABLE OF HOME RAIDS IN PDF HERE: (English / Español / Français)

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