Images and testimonies of violent act of repudiation in Holguin

Mobs organized by the political police harass, offend and provoke dissidents in Holguin. August 5th, 2013.

This past August 5th, 2013 a violent act of repudiation took place in the city of Holguin, in the province by the same name, in Eastern Cuba.  The repudiation took place in the home of dissident Ramon Zamora, a member of the Orlando Zapata Tamayo National Resistance Front, where they had plans to carry out a conference and debate about The Path of the People, a pro-freedom project created by the late Oswaldo Paya.  In addition to the repudiation against the home, a total of 43 dissidents in different areas of the city were arrested as they tried to arrive to their destination. Among the detainees were members of diverse pro-freedom groups, such as the Patriotic Union of Cuba, the Ladies in White, CID, the Republican Party of Cuba and the Christian Liberation Movement.

Now, images of the beginning of the act of repudiation at the home of Ramon Zamora (where there were women, children and elderly people) have arrived.  In the following video, sent by independent journalist Alexei Jimenez Almarales, we can see mobs organized by State Security insulting and provoking the dissidents inside the house. We can also observe the presence of vehicles used by the political police (white Ladas):

Caridad Caballero Batista, renown dissident from Holguin who had to take exile in the United States recently, spoke with this blog and identified two State Security agents at the beginning of the video (second 0:48).  There are two individuals near the Lada car.  Caballero identified the one with the red shirt as “El Polaco” and the one with the baseball cap as Michael.  These agents are responsible for carrying out and ordering arrests, vigilance and repudiation against human rights activists in Holguin.

State Security agents “El Polaco” (red shirt) and Michael (cap) infront of Lada vehicle, orchestrating act of repudiation in Holguin. August 5th, 2013.

A second video also sent by Alexei Jimenez shows the testimonies of two underage children and one elderly man, recounting the moment of the act of repudiation.  The children express that they felt lots of fear while the mobs arrested and beat their family members and tried to raid the house.  Meanwhile, the 63 year old man details how he was beat and later left abandoned in a desolate field far from his home.  There are also pictures of the injuries he sustained after the assault.  Check it out here:

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Images and testimonies of violent act of repudiation in Holguin

One thought on “Images and testimonies of violent act of repudiation in Holguin

  1. Fidelia Pupo says:

    All the problems in Holguin are caused by Douglas Torres Pupo, as a Mayor of the “DTI” (Direccion Tecnica de Investigacion) he is a corrupt person, liar, assassin and abusive person who was put as a muppet by the high politicians in top of the power in Cuba to continue pressing and abusing of the ignorant, poor and powerless people of Holguin.
    Douglas Torres by having a little power believes he is the King of Holguin in order to manage robberies, kill people, destroy homes and families by fabricating false evidence to send people to prison, to fabricate lies to point innocent people.
    Douglas Torres and his DTI team had created a terror environment where people do not have any freedom to live and to work.
    If in any place of the World there is a brave journalist to carry out an investigation of Mr Douglas Torres Pupo and his team over the last 10 years in Holguin and make all his disastrous action public and get the International Press then Holguin citizens will have a small window of freedom and the opportunity to live as human beings.

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