August 11, 2005
Government mobs besiege the home of Martha Beatriz Roque
Before 7:00 a.m. today, a government mob congregated in front of the home of Martha Beatriz Roque to impede the fruition of a meeting to be held at her home by the leaders of the Assembly to Promote a Civil Society in Cuba.
This mob, comprised of mostly the same people who were part of the mob that were out last Tuesday in front of the home of Humberto Guerra Perruguria, repeatedly pushed Felix Bonne Carcasses so as to impede his entry into the hallway that leads to Martha's apartment.
They also did not permit entry to Jacqueline Montes De Oca, not even to pick up some clothes she had left in the apartment. They told Jacqueline not to return to that house. None of the opposition leaders who where called to attend the meeting were allowed to enter.
Cuban political police officials delivered lunch and refreshments to the mob, who for hours were yelling out obscenities, many of which were very offensive and denote the nature of the leadership of the communist regime.
Martha B. Roque was left without telephone line access since the pre-dawn hours until mid-day today, when we were able to contact her.
On a separate note, Roque also informed us that her blood pressure has been real high, and that this mob, organized and spearheaded by the political police, prevented anyone to reach her house so they may take her blood pressure, nor allow her to exit her house so she may be tended to.
We would like to note that ever since the European Union, encouraged by the government of Spain, re-instated normal relations with the Cuban dictatorship, there has been an increase in the repressive measures taken against peaceful opposition groups, which include physical aggression and persecutions in their own homes.
Center for Support and Information of the APSCC
Angel De Fana Sylvia G. Iriondo Mario Martinez
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