Como Consecuencia de la violencia represiva del Regimen Castrista
Advierte Berta Soler, Lider de las Damas De Blanco
La Habana, Cuba- 27 de junio del 2016- Directorio Democrático Cubano. “Aquí va a haber en cualquier momento un desenlace fatal”, denunció hoy Berta Soler, representante de las Damas de Blanco desde La Habana, refiriéndose al incremento de la violencia represiva por parte del régimen castrista contra las Damas de Blanco y “Todos Marchamos”.
Las proféticas palabras de Soler fueron emitidas después de que la dictadura castrista violentamente allanara la sede del movimiento este mismo domingo.
“El gobierno no quiere liberar los presos políticos, está librando una campaña contra “Todos Marchamos.” Nos meterán presos a nosotros, pero vamos a seguir exigiendo nuestra libertad de manifestación pacífica. De lo contrario quieren borrarnos pero vamos a seguir insistiendo. Las Damas de Blanco nacimos o surgimos para liberar a todos los hombres que están en prisión y vamos a continuar, de hecho vamos a seguir”, dijo Berta Soler al Directorio Democrático Cubano vía telefónica
El Directorio Democrático Cubano se solidariza con Berta Soler y las Damas de Blanco así como con todos los activistas de la resistencia cubana que día a día a pesar de la represión castrista se mantienen firmes en sus ideales. “Exhortamos al exilio cubano y a la comunidad internacional en general a apoyarlas por la libertad de todos los presos políticos cubanos y de Cuba”, dijo el Dr. Orlando Gutiérrez-Boronat, secretario nacional del Directorio Democrático Cubano.
Havana, Cuba- June 27th, 2016- The Cuban Democratic Directorate “Directorio”. “There will be a fatality here (Cuba) at any moment as a result of the repressive violence of the Castro Regime” denounced today Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White referring to the brazen manner in which the State Security political police is increasing the intensity of violence against the Ladies in White, the “Todos Marchamos” campaign participants, street merchants, in essence, any Cuban who dares to proclaim a desire for real change in Cuba.
For 59 consecutive Sundays members of the Ladies in White, Todos Marchamos, have suffered numerous broken bones, cuts and bruises, concussions, injections of unknown substances, threats of infections, savage bites and other vial acts committed by State Security political police. These acts have been further exacerbated by a continuous pattern of being re-arrested and verbally taunted with threats of being made to “disappear”– threats that are taken very seriously given the history of Cuban resistance leaders that have met with mysterious deaths.
This past Sunday a large operation was mounted by State Security all for the purpose of removing a camera placed on the second floor of the house which serves as headquarters for the Ladies in White. This camera was a means to offer a “connection” to the peaceful demonstrators with the rest of the world. This action is an indication that the regime is gearing up for additional measures which they do not want to risk being documented.
“The regime does not want to liberate political prisoners and is intensifying the violent campaign against TodosMarchamos. The regime will continue repeatedly and brutally arresting us, but we will continue to demand our right to peacefully demonstrate. The regime would like to erase us, however, we will continue with our mission. The Ladies in White was founded to support political prisoners and we will not stop”, stated Berta Soler to the Cuban Democratic Directorate in a telephone interview today.
"The Cuban Democratic Directorate “Directorio” implores the international community to be mindful of the imminent danger faced by Cuban human rights activists, reiterated by Berta Soler’s prophetic warning. We have lost too many Cuban lives during the past six decades, let the Castro Regime know that the world is watching," said Dr. Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, co-founder and spokesperson of the Cuban Democratic Directorate.
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The Cuban Democratic Directorate (Directorio Democrático Cubano) founded in 1990, is a nongovernmental organization that supports the human rights movement in Cuba.
Berta Soler is the leader of the Ladies in White in Cuba, she has been internationally recognized for her valiant effort and is the recipient of the 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the EU, 2013 Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at Oslo Freedom Forum, 2013 Battle of Crete Award and has testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Human Rights in Cuba.
#TodosMarchamos is a campaign launched in 2015 by Foro Por los Derechos y Libertades (Forum for Rights and Freedom) in Cuba. It’s mission is to unite the efforts of groups and movements asking for release of political prisoners and freedom for Cuba.