5 Opponents Arrested, Among Them Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera / Guest Post from Pedazos de la Isla

The Cuban political police violently arrested Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, wife of the opponent Antunez, as she screamed, “Down with Raul! Down with Fidel!”

At the time of her arrest Iris was on her way to the home of Alejandrina García de la Riva, Lady in White and wife of the political prisoner Diosdado González, both of whom had temporarily cancelled their recent hunger strikes.

At the time of the arrest of Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, four other opponents were also detained: Idania Yanes Contreras, Alcides Rivera Rodríguez, Alexis Oms, and Donaida Pérez Paseiro, who were accompanying her.

This blog post is taken from Pedazos de la Isla, Pieces of the Island, that: “Intends to be a collection of Cuban stories; past stories and present stories. They are voices, first spoken and later typed down, which narrate the pain and passion of an entire country- the country of Cuba.” The blogger, Raul Garcia, Jr., is the son of Cuban exiles and a major contributor to the work of HemosOido.com, Translating Cuba, and a number of the individual bloggers.