More than a hundred repressive actions in Cuba on the eve of 15N

The Cuban Observatory for Human Rights has denounced these repressive activities
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In the last few hours, the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH) has documented at least a hundred repressive actions by the Cuban regime, seeking to prevent the participation of citizens in the marches called for this Sunday and Monday 15 November. 

The most repeated actions are summonses to police stations (29), arrests (19), police surveillance (31) and threats/warnings (11). 

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Among those arrested are Daniela Rojo, moderator of the Archipelago Group and opposition leader and Sakharov Prize winner Guillermo Fariñas, who was arrested on Friday and is currently in isolation in the Arnaldo Milian hospital, and the young Yanilys Sariego who is reported missing since Friday, in the city of Cárdenas, Matanzas province. 

The provinces where most repressive actions are being reported so far are: Havana, Villa Clara, Guantánamo and Camagüey. 

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Attacks on press freedom

The day before, the Cuban authorities withdrew press credentials from journalists of the EFE news agency in Cuba. The OCDH condemns this new attack on press freedom by the Cuban regime, which seeks to limit information about what is happening on the island. 

Yunior Garcia Aguilera denounced this morning that his house is under siege by the political police and that several journalists who were outside the building were violently expelled. 

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Messages from the bishops and other religious 

The OCDH reiterates the importance of the authorities listening to the call of the Cuban bishops for respect for freedom of expression, the release of detainees and the urgent need for change in the country, as well as to the requests of independent Protestant and other religious leaders.