Lonely and alone she stands her solitary vigil over the Malecón. Poor in materials when compared to her northern inspiration she is powerful in spirit and echoes our best aspirations. The anonymous artist whose hands molded her shouts a cry for freedom.
Freedom denied to the Cuban people for more than fifty years by the thousands of political prisoners and executions of Castro’s dynasty. This half a century of decay has broken the country’s cities and towns but not Cubans’ opposition to tyranny and their quest for freedom.
A short video sent from Cuba by Angel Moya Acosta, an ex Cuban political prisoner of conscience and husband of Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White. It shows the violent arrest by gov't forces (many in plainclothes) of human rights defenders, particularly members of this peaceful feminine group dressed in white in front of their headquarters located at: Calle E, #51 e/ Cumbre y Porvenir, Reparto Lawton, Municipio 10 de Octubre, Havana, Cuba on Sunday October 2, 2016.
“We are suffering more arrests. They [state security forces] are beating us hard,” dissident Antonio Rodiles tells The Guardian’s Naomi Larson.