In his Facebook account, Roberto de Jesús Guerra- independent journalist and director of the (illegal) “Hablemos Press” news agency in Havana- has published a series of photos taken by the Lady in White Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo when she was confined (for hours) in a cell of the 4th Police Unit of El Cerro this past 9th of July. The photos demonstrate the horrid conditions in which the dungeons of police units throughout Cuba are kept, where the regime sends peaceful dissidents and activists. It seems the activist managed to sneak in a camera or cell phone.
The home of Fonseca Quevedo is constantly under attack by the Cuban political police, who keep a tight watch over who enters and leaves, as well as impeding dissidents from entering or, in many cases, exiting. The house has also been attacked with objects such as condoms, mud, excrement and more. Fonseca is frequently arrested for simply trying to leave her own neighborhood or for trying to carry out a nonviolent activity, as was the case on July 9th 2012 when the Lady in White had plans to carry out a tribute to the victims of the 13th of March Tugboat Massacre. Her family- especially her husband Julio Leon Fonseca and her older son “Julito” (the rapper from the hip-hop duo ‘Primario and Julito‘) are also active members of the Resistance and suffer beatings, arrests, and threats just like Fonseca Quevedo.
It is the first time that Fonseca manages to capture images from the dungeons where she is commonly kept.