It is Forbidden to Name a Baby “Antunez”

Jorge Luis Garcia Perez “Antunez” – Yudeici wants to be her son to be his namesake. Photo by Tracey Eaton

CAMAGÜEY, Cuba, October 18, 2013, Fernando Vázquez Guerra / Cuban Network of Community Spokespeople / On October 15 at 3:00 in the afternoon, Yudeici Rondón Villavicencio, who is the Delegate from the Rosa Park Feminist Movement, was beaten with her newborn child in her arms by two members of the political police in the Ana Betancourt Maternity Hospital in Camaguey, where she had been admitted. One of the attackers is the Psychologist of State Security known as Claudia and the other was Angel Eduardo Guadarrama, nicknamed Carlos.

For several days, Yudeici has maintained a social difference with the State Security because she wants to name her son Jorge Luis Antunez and this repressive body will not agree to it. Now, the regime wants to take away a parent’s right to name their newborn child. Yudeici responded that it is that name or none, so the baby left the hospital without being registered.

Jorge Luis García Pérez (Antúnez) is the name of a prominent human rights activist living in the center of the island, who served several years in prison for his activism.

If you want to support Yudeici, the telephone number of the hospital board is: 5332297511, extension 1089.

From Cubanet, 18 October 2013