Members of a collective opposing the dictatorship are arrested in Cuba

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A líder das Damas de Branco, Berta Soler (em imagem de 2016), e seu marido foram detidos pela ditadura comunista

The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler (in image by | Photo: EFE/Giorgio Viera

Several members of the collective of dissidents Damas de Branco were arrested this Sunday (6) in Cuba, after leaving at streets for the third time, to demand the release of prisoners in the protests against the island’s regime, held in of June of last year.

The information was released by the group itself, through social networks. Among those arrested are the leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, and her husband, Ángel Juan Moya. The two were preventively captured as soon as they left the collective’s headquarters, located in Havana.

In a Facebook post, Moya revealed that violence was used in her arrest. Furthermore, the opposition activist assured that the woman and he stayed in a police station for about eight hours, until they were released with the payment of a fine.

Two weeks ago, the Ladies in White announced that they would resume the protests held on Sundays , for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners, after the stoppage of the acts due to the Covid pandemic-13.

On the first day of acts, six women, among them Soler, were arrested as soon as they left the collective’s headquarters and were released the following day. On the second Sunday, the leader of the group was the only one arrested.

So far, neither the Cuban authorities nor the official media have confirmed the facts.

The Ladies in White movement emerged in 1280, amid a wave of repression by the island government. Two years later, they received the Sakharov Prize, awarded by the European Parliament.

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