Monday, September 17, 2012

Ladies in White ask to depose Roque hunger strike in Cuba...


"We need men and women to preserve their lives, because it is the same to continue the legacy of a martyr who have people on the ground, pudiendole give headaches to the Government"



The Cuban dissident Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello, before starting the hunger strike.

September 16, 2012 

The movement of the Ladies in White in Cuba asked the dissident Marta Beatriz Roque Cabello to depose the hunger strike carried out for six days with 26 other activists, a resource that the group of women disapprove, said on Sunday its leader Berta Soler.
     
"Yesterday (Saturday) night I talked a lot with Marta, I asked him to depose the strike, that was not giving in, was reason and preserve life (...) and" we hope that it will be, "said Soler to press, after leading the group up the usual up Fifth Avenue, west of Havana.
     
Soler added that the ladies are "concerned not only about the health of Marta Beatriz, but for all the strikers", and stressed that although the group "disapprove of the hunger strike, gives" moral and spiritual support "to opponents who appeal to "that resource control," according to AFP.
     
"We need men and women to preserve their lives, because it is the same to continue the legacy of a martyr who have people on the ground, pudiendole give headaches to the government," said Soler.
     
Roque, 67, diabetic and the only woman among the 75 dissidents sentenced in the 2003 crackdown on long sentences - and all released - "very badly spent the night, hands engarrotadas and sweats.'s In a critical condition, "he told AFP Idania Yanes, his spokesman.
     
Considered the "Iron Lady" of the Cuban dissidents, began his fast on Monday demanding the release of opposition Jorge Vazquez, who was released on September 9, according to the opposition, after he had served a sentence for exerting "economic activity unlawful ".
     
The Ladies in White, who won the 2005 European Parliament Sakharov Prize, formed after the arrest and conviction of the Group of 75.
     
The hunger strike has become the main weapon of Cuban dissidents to claim their rights before the communist government has killed two prisoners opponents: Orlando Zapata (2010) and Wilman Villar (2012), and in the past numerous opponents jailed during the years of the 60 and 70.
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