Monday, March 23, 2009

Solidarity is illegal

To put a photo in the sidebar for solidarity seemed to us a very small thing to do to support a person who hasn’t eaten for a month. Ciro Diaz and Claudio Fuentes took a bus at 6:00 this morning, having bought their tickets to Placetas in advance with no problem, to be able to personally express our solidarity with Antúnez.*

But it seems that once again we were wrong, it’s not that easy to go, knock on a door, and say:

- Compadre, we’ve come from Havana to let you know we’re with you.

At this time both are detained in a unit of Villa Clara, they were interviewed and I don’t know if they’ll be able to call me again. Claudio was the one I spoke with, a police officer told him to put down the phone and he repeated that he had to say something to his Mama about a pill. Under these conditions of communication: I don’t know where they are, or what’s happening, or when they will let them go.

But this is not new, we already know that they, the grey agents, are excessive.

It seems Ciro will have a saga once again… with photo-reportage and all.

*Translator's note: Here is a link for background on this event.

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