Cuban Police Detain Two UNPACU Activists UNPACU After Raiding Their
Homes / 14ymedio
Posted on January 29, 2016
14ymedio, Havana, 29 January 2016 — The houses of Alexeis Martínez and
Carlos Oliva Rivery, both members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba
(UNPACU), were raided by police this morning, according to the
opposition organization. The two houses, located in the Mariana de la
Torre neighborhood in Santiago de Cuba, were searched just after six
o'clock in the morning by uniformed personnel and the two activists were
taken to the second unit of the PNR (People's Revolutionary Police) in
Santiago de Cuba.
Some witnesses commented to 14ymedio that participating in the operation
were Special Troops of the Ministry of Interior along with the police.
The 20 uniformed personnel presented a search warrant, but failed to
summon two witnesses from the Committee for the Defense of the
Revolution to be present during the search, as required by regulations,
and instead took advantage of two "unknown passersby" to play that role.
According Alianne Pérez, the wife of Alexeis Martínez, at the conclusion
of what she considered "an assault," a computer, several disks and
documents, two mobile phones, all the food in the house and two
paintings hanging on the wall were seized.
In Oliva's house, the dining room serves the organization's members from
other places who pass through the city to take courses, as well as other
activists who work full time for UNPACU.
Between last 22 November and today, the organization has already
reported 15 raids.
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