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    Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s Birthday Party
    / 14ymedio

    Posted on November 30, 2014
    This morning several activists reported an act of repudiation against
    members of the Network of Community Journalists and Communicators in the
    eastern city of Manzanillo.

    According to reports by those to whom this newspaper had access,
    Leonardo Cancio had organized the celebration in his home for the
    birthday of a six-year old nephew and invited his colleagues from the
    Network.

    From the day before he could see around his home several women who the
    activists say were convened by State Security to communicate to them
    that they would not permit “a party for children organized by the
    counter-revolution,” and also they visited neighbors’ houses to warn
    them not to send their children to said activity.

    From early hours a crowd, calculated at some three hundred individuals
    by the members of the Network, surrounded Cancio’s house in order to
    impede access by the invitees. Nevertheless, some activists like Tania
    de la Torre, accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter, managed to
    arrive in advance. De la Torre explains that “the State Security agents
    called Alexis and Julio” on seeing them come out of the house “pushed us
    against the crowd” where they would have received blows and threats of
    future reprisals.

    In statements offered to 14ymedio by Martha Beatriz Roque, leader of
    this group of independent journalists, the dissident remarked, “That is
    the Cuba that the Spanish Chancellor Margallo comes to visit, where
    human rights are trampled unceremoniously.”

    Translated by MLK

    Source: Activists Denounce Act of Repudiation Held During Child’s
    Birthday Party / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –

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