Cuban State Security Arrests, Beats Two Professors Headed to a Peaceful Protest in Havana

Cuban intellectuals and college professors Alina Barbara Lopez and Jenny Pantoja were on their way to Havana to participate in a peaceful protest when they were arrested by State Security agents. The two older women were later released, but not before they both received beatings at the hands of the communist dictatorship’s thugs.

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Via CubaNet (my translation):

Cuban professor Alina Bárbara López Hernández and her colleague Jenny Pantoja Torres were released on the night of Tuesday, June 18, from a police station where they had been held since the morning. They were detained by State Security while on their way to Havana for a peaceful demonstration.

The news was shared by Cecilia Borroto López, the daughter of Alina Bárbara, who explained on Facebook that López Hernández and Pantoja Torres were heading to the hospital immediately after leaving the police station.

“They will recount the new humiliations and injustices they suffered,” said Cecilia Borroto López...

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