The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 21 March 2017 – This Tuesday, the Cuban government prevented Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White movement, from traveling outside the country because of an unpaid fine for for an alleged infraction “against public adornment.” Meanwhile, the authorities accuse her of having thrown “papers in the street,” which the regime opponent … Continue reading “The Government Prohibits Berta Soler From Leaving Cuba / 14ymedio”

Havana’s Archbishop Asked Cuban Government “To Sit Down And Talk To The Opposition,” Says Berta Soler / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 16 February 2017 — Berta Soler, after meeting this Wednesday with Archbishop of Havana Juan de la Caridad Garcia Rodriguez, said that he has offered his full support to the Ladies in White and that the prelate told her he had asked the Government to sit down and talk to the opposition. “We … Continue reading “Havana’s Archbishop Asked Cuban Government “To Sit Down And Talk To The Opposition,” Says Berta Soler / 14ymedio”

Berta Soler Released, But UNPACU Activists Still Detained / 14ymedio, Mario Penton

14ymedio, Miami, 19 December 2016 — The leader of the Ladies in White movement was released on Monday after being detained for 24 hours. Berta Soler was arrested the previous day in one of the largest raids against the opposition in recent months. Meanwhile, approximately ten activists of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) remain imprisoned, … Continue reading “Berta Soler Released, But UNPACU Activists Still Detained / 14ymedio, Mario Penton”

“I Am Prepared To Go to Prison Today,” says Berta Soler / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 29 May 2016 – From early hours Sunday a major police operation surrounded the headquarters of the Ladies in White in the Havana neighborhood of Lawton, according to denunciations by several activists from that organization. At least “13 women and four opponents were brutally intercepted outside the house” and forced into police cars … Continue reading ““I Am Prepared To Go to Prison Today,” says Berta Soler / 14ymedio”

Lady in White Berta Soler Threatened With Prison / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 24 May 2016 — Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, faces a prison sentence of three months to five years for the alleged crime of resistance. The activist was arrested last Sunday when she attempted to go to the Cathedral of Havana for the inauguration of the new archbishop of the capital. After … Continue reading “Lady in White Berta Soler Threatened With Prison / 14ymedio”

Cuban State Security Warns Berta Soler “The End Of Opposition” Has Arrived / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 20 November 2015 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, was arrested Friday outside Havana’s Fifth Police Station and held for several hours. The regime opponent was there to show her solidarity with the the activist Hugo Damian Prieto, detained since October 25 and charged with the alleged crime of disorderly … Continue reading “Cuban State Security Warns Berta Soler “The End Of Opposition” Has Arrived / 14ymedio”

Regime Arrests Berta Soler and Martha Beatriz Roque When They Go to Greet the Pope / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, 20 September 2015, Havana–The government opponent Martha Beatriz Roque was arrested this Saturday in Havana, activist Ailer González reported via Twitter. Sources from the Ladies in White informed Diario de Cuba that Roque was invited to the Apostolic Nunciature to greet Pope Francis upon his arrival. Also invited to welcome the Holy … Continue reading “Regime Arrests Berta Soler and Martha Beatriz Roque When They Go to Greet the Pope / Diario de Cuba”

Berta Soler believes that conflicts in the group are due to ‘infiltrators’

(EFE) 21 March 2015 — The leader of the Cuban dissident movement Ladies in White,BertaSoler, is “convinced” that“Cuban State Security is hiding” behind the conflicts within the group and which led to the separation of some of its members. Soler pointed to a History student, Alejandro Yañez, as the person who leaked a video that … Continue reading “Berta Soler believes that conflicts in the group are due to ‘infiltrators’”

Laura Labrada and a Hundred Ladies in White Distance Themselves From Berta Soler / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 19 March 2015 — In a press conference Thursday in Havana, the Lady in White Laura Labrada, daughter of the late Laura Pollán, announced the creation of a foundation with the name of her mother said she wouldn’t allow “Berta Soler to use the name of [her] mother in her movement.” In a … Continue reading “Laura Labrada and a Hundred Ladies in White Distance Themselves From Berta Soler / 14ymedio”

Berta Soler Confirmed as Leader of Ladies in White / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 11 March 2015 – On Wednesday the Ladies in White confirmed the continuity of their current leader, Berta Soler, at the front of their movement with an overwhelming majority of 180 votes in favor with a total of 201 participants in the recall referendum. A total of 16 members of the group opted … Continue reading “Berta Soler Confirmed as Leader of Ladies in White / 14ymedio”

Outside of Havana, the partial results of the referendum give a solid majority to Berta Soler / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar

14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 10 March 2015 — The leader of the Ladies in White, Berta Soler, talks about the first voting on the referendum to determine whether she will remain at the front of the organization, and denounces the repression that accompanied the consultation. The first results are very favorable, although the votes from Havana … Continue reading “Outside of Havana, the partial results of the referendum give a solid majority to Berta Soler / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar”

Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 22 February 2015 — During a press conference this afternoon, Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, announced that a recall referendum would be held within the organization to define her continuity at the head of this Human Rights movement. Surrounded fifty Ladies in White, Soler read a statement to several foreign correspondents … Continue reading “Berta Soler announces recall referendum on her tenure as head of the Ladies in White / 14ymedio”

Berta Soler: They Must Put An End To This / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez

14ymedio, Havana, Victor Ariel Gonzalez, 21 October 2014 — Berta Soler, leader of the Ladies in White, has called for a vigil this October 21 in front of the Diez de Octubre Municipal Court in Havana. The reason is the new suspension of the trial of Sonia Garro. Soler explained that there are “dubious things” in … Continue reading “Berta Soler: They Must Put An End To This / 14ymedio, Victor Ariel Gonzalez”

Cuban State Security Agents Arrest Berta Soler at the Airport / Ladies in White

This afternoon, on her return from the Netherlands, Lady in White Berta Soler was arrested in Terminal 3 of José Martí International Airport in Havana. Her husband, Ángel Moya, a former prisoner from the Group of 75 from the 2003 Black Spring, was waiting for her at the airport along with other family members and … Continue reading “Cuban State Security Agents Arrest Berta Soler at the Airport / Ladies in White”