Chilean Congressman Among Those Arrested In The March Of The Ladies In
White / 14ymedio
Posted on September 6, 2015
14ymedio, Havana, 6 September 2015 – This Sunday 49 Ladies in White and
15 activists marched along Fifth Avenue in Havana’s Miramar
neighborhood, surrounded by a strong police operation. At the end of the
pilgrimage they were arrested and sent in a bus to whereabouts unknown.
Among those detained was the Chilean member of congress Felipe Kast,
from the EVOPOLI party, who accompanied the march. The incident happened
hours after the Chilean Foreign Minister, Heraldo Muñoz, ended his
official visit to Cuba along with a Chilean delegation made up of
officials of the Chilean government, and representatives from 35
businesses and trade associations.
According to what a source close the Chilean congressman told 14ymedio,
Kast was detained for several hours before being released, around 4:00
in the afternoon local time. One released he was taken to Jose Marti
International Airport where he left for Santiago de Chile that same
Beginning early in the morning, the dissident Martha Beatriz Roque
warned of “a police deployment around Santa Rita Church.” The activist
detailed that the “repressive forces” were positioned on 3rd, 7th and
31st streets, to block regme opponents from accessing the place.
Meanwhile, the regime opponent Angel Moya denounced that there had been
20 arrests of the Ladies and White and other activists, hours before the
beginning of the Sunday march.
In the town of Colón, Matanzas, independent journalist Ivan Hernandez
Carrillo reported that 10 Ladies in White marched “for the release of
political prisoners, followed by plainclothes police,” with no arrests
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