The Ladies in White – mothers, daughters, and wives of political prisoners, attend mass every Sunday peacefully calling for the release of all political prisoners. They are abused, beaten, and dragged away to jail.


Above, Pastor Mario Felix Lleonart, a Christian preacher who has been arrested repeatedly for calling on the authorities to stop physical abuse against peaceful demonstrators.

Antonio Rodiles from Estado de SATS (, a group of young Cuban intellectuals who promote democratic alternatives for Cuba’s future, after his nose was broken during a beating by Cuban political police.