Pedazos de la Isla

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The aftermath of the beating of a dissident in Cuba (Video)

This is how Yosmel Martinez Corcho, a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) in the province of Villa Clara, ended up after a beating at the hands of State Security collaborators on the night of Saturday, June 22nd.

The images shown in this post were sent by Maydelis Gonzalez Almeida (@maydeliscuba1), a member of the Cuban Reflection Movement in the municipality of Quemado de Guines, where the violence occurred.  Gonzalez explains on her Twitter account that the main aggressor was Ariel Acosta, known amongst locals for his violence against dissidents.

Gonzalez Almeida explained to this blog that political police agents told her that Ariel Acosta had been detained, but she later confirmed that this was false.  The aggressor was spotted in his home just hours after the beating.

This is proof that nothing has changed within this government“, said Maydelis in reference to the supposed reforms the regime has been trying to promote through it’s international propaganda.

This news is still a developing story and we have not been able to communicate with Yosmel Martinez yet but here’s the video of the scars left by the violent assault, sent from a cellphone in Cuba:

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One response to “The aftermath of the beating of a dissident in Cuba (Video)

  1. Pingback: Aftermath of the beating of a dissident in Cuba | Babalú Blog

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