Cuba responds to reopening of U.S. embassy in Havana by arresting 100 dissidents

Cuba responds to reopening of U.S. embassy in Havana by arresting 100 dissidents

Cuban security forces beat the opponent Antonio Rodiles and arrested nearly 100 activists on Sunday, just days after the promised opening of embassies in Washington and Havana.

Rodiles, known activist for human rights, promoter of civic projects as the State of Sats and the Forum for Rights and Freedoms had to be hospitalized and undergo surgery at the Calixto Garcia Hospital in Havana, after receiving a strong punch nose causing fractures.

According Rodiles, who spoke with difficulty by telephone from Havana, the blow was given him by an agent of the State Security in a car after being arrested and handcuffed, screaming “Long live freedom” and “Long live the human rights “. Previously, he had been beaten by several officers who refused to be identified.

Cuban security tried to prevent Rodiles, who is also pushing a draft amnesty law , participate in walks every Sunday make women Ladies in White organization, the output of the Church of Santa Rita, in the neighborhood Miramar Havana to demand the release of all political prisoners.

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