[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Professional Violence

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Professional Violence

Wonder what Juanes and Olga Tañon have to say about this:
Famed Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Friday she and another blogger were punched and thrown violently into a car by presumed state security agents as they walked to participate in a peaceful march in downtown Havana.

``No blood, but black and blues, punches, pulled hairs, blows to the head, kidneys, knee and chest,'' Sánchez told El Nuevo Herald shortly after she and Orlando Luis Pardo were freed. ``In sum, professional violence.''

``I, being a person of verbal pacifism, am shaken by this violence, because violence silences anyone,'' the blogger declared in a telephone interview.

Sánchez, the best-known Cuban blogger on the island and off, said she and bloggers Pardo and Claudia Cadelo and a woman friend were walking to join a ``march against violence'' organized by several young musicians when they were intercepted by three men in civilian clothes. Cuba's state security service agents frequently operate out of uniform.

Read the rest here.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jorge Costales CPA said...

We know the answer to your rhetorical question to Juanes and Ms Tañon, they will say nothing for now, other than perhaps expressing 'discomfort' [could not think of a more feckless word]. But happily -- to the extent we can revel in such things -- for us who believe, judgment day awaits us all.

1:05 AM, November 08, 2009  

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