Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez as well as three others were kidnapped off the street today on the way to a anti-violence protest in Havana and threatened and beaten by Communist government thugs, then tossed out on the street. Val Prieto brought us this news, which pretty clearly shows that it’s still business as usual in Cuba, even with Raul Castro taking over for Fidel.
Yoani is home now, battered and bruised, but she spoke with El Nuevo Herald which was posted at Penultimos Dias (link to Spanish language post):
“No blood was shed. We have bruises, blows, hair yanked out, punches to the head, kidneys, knees and chest. In the end, professional violence (violencia profesional)”.
As a commenter noted, “violencia profesional” isn’t a term herd very often, but in this case it perfectly describes the actions of the Castro regime. We’ve been told by reliable sources that there’s more to come on this story.