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27 de Diciembre del 2099

CUBAN POLICE TREATMENT OF FEMALE DISSIDENTS ILLUSTRATED HARSHLY ON ILEANA GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ. By José Orlando González Bridón of the CTDC (independent union) for Cuba Free Press.

Havana.- Police on Christmas morning seized Ileana González Rodríguez, 32, a member of the non-government November 30th Party and the Confederation of Democratic Workers of Cuba and took her by jeep to the Ninth National Police unit known as Capri.

She described the situation in detail to Cuba Free Press as follows, "At 8 a.m. (at the station) a police officer reproached me for 'being there' again. I responded to him in a nice manner and he started insulting me by calling profanities such as 'bull-shit,' 'stupid fat woman' and adding such comments as 'I hope you all die!' and so on. He also said, 'Why don't you get on a boat and leave the country?'

"I replied that I didn't have to leave my country and I wasn't about to.

"He then approached the jailer who was behind the counter and told him, 'Take this ass-hole to the cell. They will do the arrest warrant later.' When they finally took me out of the room, the driver for the unit joined the others in insulting and threatening me.

"They shouted, 'Down with human rights!' 'Return Elian!' 'Down with fat women!' 'Down with Clinton!' To all that I replied, 'Long live human rights!' 'Down with the dictatorship!' and 'Freedom for political prisoners!' which is the slogan that I had printed on my shirt or jersey.

"They next put me in the cell but grabbed me back out almost immediately and took me to a small office where there was a female officer dressed in civilian clothes. She had been summoned there by Abel Sierra Medina and some unidentified officers. She asked me to remove my printed jersey. I said no. She immediately grabbed me by force and removed my jersey. When I was left only in my undergarments, she immediately started beating me and shouting,'You should all be killed,' and saying various insults.

"As she beat me I was shouting, 'Abusers! Murderers! Long live human rights!' She grabbed me with one of those arm locks that are taught in martial arts, twisting my neck and choking me for a good long while. Then another officer came in, a female lieutenant in uniform and they both stripped me almost naked in front of all the other personnel, who were standing by the door.

"They then dragged me into a cell and later took me to be advised of the charges against me. One was that I had expressed contempt for Fidel Castro and the other was for expressing contempt for the police. The first charge came from State Security officer Alexis Medina and the second from the police officer who had first insulted me, a man known as Carrido. They then advised me to sign a paper and not to leave my home until the day of the trial. I never received any medical attention for the beating.

"Upon leaving the precinct, I went to the hospital and the doctors there diagnosed multiple contusions, bruises in the cervical area and cervical contusion. This statement is for the knowledge of all the defenders of human rights in Cuba and abroad."

José Orlando González Bridón of the CTDC for Cuba Free Press.


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