Mass detentions and attacks on dissidents denounced in Santiago de Cuba

Activist José Daniel Ferrer reported that the island's "political police" have been surrounding UNPACU headquarters for the past four days and arresting anyone who tries to come close.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cuban oppositionist José Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) activist organization, denounced that on Thursday, March 18th, agents of the Castro regime attacked and detained several demonstrators in the city of Santiago, in the eastern part of the island.

"In Santiago de Cuba, the arrests of activists and other people trying to reach the UNPACU's National Headquarters are ongoing," Ferrer denounced on Twitter, where he also reported that "political police" officers beat "with rocks and punches and kicks" his son José Daniel Ferrer Cantillo and ex-political prisoner Liusban . . .

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