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Castro Thugs Enter Church; Arrest “Dissidents”

John on December 6, 2007 at 10:24 am

Where is Michael Moore’s camera crew when you need it?

“They barged in spraying gas in the faces of people from those spray cans, and went about dishing out blows and shouting,” Conrad told AFP by telephone.

He said some 15-20 patrol cars turned up at the church, outside which some 600 people had gathered, many of them from a protest march that had just ended.

Some 25 dissidents dressed in black had walked inside the church to protest the arrest of another government opponent, said Elizardo Sanchez, president of the Cuban Human Rights and National Reconciliation Commission.

“The repressors, headed by a lieutenant colonel and other state security officers, desecrated the church of Santa Teresita after kicking one of its doors open and savagely assaulting the peaceful dissidents,” he said in a statement.

Sanchez, whose organization is outlawed but largely tolerated by the communist regime, later said that eight detainees had been let go by authorities, but that “seven remain under arrest.”

I’m sure Castro is looking out for their habeas corpus rights and that no water boarding will be used on the detainees.

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