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Monday, November 09, 2009

"Blogger Seized From Streets of Havana, Beaten, Released"

Where communism still lives:

Trail-blazing Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez says she was headed to a peaceable march against violence with friends in Havana Friday when she and fellow writer Orlando Luis Pardo were confronted by three men in plainclothes presumed to be state security, forced into a car, and assaulted. "No blood," she reported to El Nuevo Herald. "But black and blues, punches, pulled hairs, blows to the head, kidneys, knee and chest...[after being] thrown head-first inside, they applied judo or karate holds to us and the punches . . . kept raining down."

Posted by Richard Anderson on November 9, 2009 | Permalink


Now if only Cuba had a HRC like us, I am sure this would not have happened. I am surprised that our CHRC head with all her globe trotting has not spoken out.

Posted by: Alain | 2009-11-09 6:07:41 PM

Of course similar things would never happen in the "Free world", right?

Posted by: Marc | 2009-11-09 11:16:24 PM

Left-leaning people in North America salivate at the thought of having this kind of power over people in general, but bloggers in particular. Just listen to them talk about what they would do to people who drive SUV's.

Posted by: Philanthropist | 2009-11-10 12:38:14 PM

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