Cuba Celebrates Human Rights Days in Spite of Repression
While Zimbabwe has problems with human rights, Cuba has them as well even though there is a "reformist" government.
Oscar Haza who is the Host of "A Mano Limpia" in the US Latin TV Station America Teve 41 interviewed Antunez [one of the political prisoners in Cuba] after he was recently released from jail. During the interview, he told Oscar Haza and a panel of three politicians that he was accused of "counter revolutionary and anti social activities" and was warned.
Others were able to celebrate while others were blocked from attending celebrations.
9th of December 2008
1. Damas de Blanco [Ladies in White] realized a demonstration and left a bouquet of roses in front of the Bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in La Habana.
2. La Habana was also the scene of demonstrations in front of Combinado Del Este Prison by members of the Christian Democratic Party of Cuba and the Marti Tendency [named after the Father of Cuban Independence]. The demonstation lasted 30 minutes and finished with the release of doves into the air. This was reported by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva of the Cuban Human Rights Council.
Between the 8th of December 2008 to the 11th of December 2008:
1. Idania Yanes Contreras, Alcides Rivera Rodriguez, and Yesmi Elena Mena Zurbano were detained in Santa Clara for belonging to the Opposition Central Coalition
2. Reports of the State Security Police provoking and threatening dissidents were common in La Habana and Sancti Spiritus. The victims were Carlos Manuel Cardenas Gonzalez, Aurelio Cabrera Gonzalez, and Segundo Cabrera Rey.
There were more but there will be room for further discussion about what has transpired in Cuba.