[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Social Cleansing: castro Style

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Social Cleansing: castro Style

From NetforCuba:

Declaration Condemning the Arbitrary Arrests of 400 Young Cubans

We, the signers of this declaration, condemn the arrests of more than 400 young Cubans, which were carried out by the Cuban government from late 2004 through June of 2005. These young people were arrested in what the government called "Operation Contention", the aim of which was social cleansing.

According to the Cuban government, the arrests were carried out as a "measure of pre-deliquent security." These young people did not commit any crime. However, because the Cuban government, based on physical appearance among other factors, believed that they were dangerous, they were arrested and sentenced.

Read the rest of the declaration in English here, or if you prefer español, aquí.

At least they have free education and healthcare, verdad?


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