Cuba

Feb. 27 2009

Kicked out of cyber café for visiting U.S. site

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, February 27 (Guillermo Fariñas, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – Three young people were kicked out of a cyber café after entering a Web site of the U.S. government.

Yolanda Alemañi, Leonelsys Ávila and Ramón Herrera entered the Web site of the Ministry of Public Health and from there got on Intranet, the Cuban government network only available in Cuba. From there they entered a Web site of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba.

When cyber café attendant Adriano Castillo saw the page on the screen, he told the trio they were not allowed to visit U.S. government Web sites.

“I am a revolutionary and I’m not going to allow what you’re doing,” he told them. “Leave immediately or I’m calling the police.” They left.

Gravesites of fallen dissidents restored

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, February (Licet Zamora, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – The gravesites of several anti-Communists who were executed or died fighting were restored by dissidents last weekend.

The work was done by ex-political prisoners Jorge Luis Artiles of the Democratic Solidarity Party and Léster Sánchez of the Independent Democratic Front who trimmed the grass and identified the graves.

While they worked, they were observed by agents from, State Security and members of the Association of Fighters for the Cuban Revolution, who did not interfer.

Police threaten independent unionist with prison

HAVANA, February 27 (Víctor Manuel Domínguez, Sindical Press / www.cubanet.org) – State Security agents visited the home of the president of the Independent Workers Confederation of Cuba this week and threatened to send him to prison.

The president, Carmelo Díaz, was attending an independent library meeting of poets and writers in his home when the agents arrived Monday.

Two agents indentified as Samuel and Alexei, warned Diaz he’d be imprisoned if he did not resign from the workers confederation and stop creating independent organizations.

Police return seized building material

RANCHUELO, Cuba, February 27 (Félix Reyes, Cubanacán Press, www.cubanet.org) – Police returned seized floor tiles and cement after the owner went to the police station with receipts to prove she had purchased the material legally.

Police raided the home of Yenistey de la Paz on Monday after receiving an anonymous tip that she had illegal building material. The police carted off dozens of tiles and a sack of cement.

The woman said she was Spanish and had the right to purchase goods in hard currency stores. She returned with the receipts and the police gave back the seized material. She said some of the tiles were missing.

Kicked out of cyber café for visiting U.S. site

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, February 27 (Guillermo Fariñas, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – Three young people were kicked out of a cyber café after entering a Web site of the U.S. government.

Yolanda Alemañi, Leonelsys Ávila and Ramón Herrera entered the Web site of the Ministry of Public Health and from there got on Intranet, the Cuban government network only available in Cuba. From there they entered a Web site of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba.

When cyber café attendant Adriano Castillo saw the page on the screen, he told the trio they were not allowed to visit U.S. government Web sites.

“I am a revolutionary and I’m not going to allow what you’re doing,” he told them. “Leave immediately or I’m calling the police.” They left.

Gravesites of fallen dissidents restored

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, February (Licet Zamora, Cubanacán Press / www.cubanet.org) – The gravesites of several anti-Communists who were executed or died fighting were restored by dissidents last weekend.

The work was done by ex-political prisoners Jorge Luis Artiles of the Democratic Solidarity Party and Léster Sánchez of the Independent Democratic Front who trimmed the grass and identified the graves.

While they worked, they were observed by agents from, State Security and members of the Association of Fighters for the Cuban Revolution, who did not interfer.

Police threaten independent unionist with prison

HAVANA, February 27 (Víctor Manuel Domínguez, Sindical Press / www.cubanet.org) – State Security agents visited the home of the president of the Independent Workers Confederation of Cuba this week and threatened to send him to prison.

The president, Carmelo Díaz, was attending an independent library meeting of poets and writers in his home when the agents arrived Monday.

Two agents indentified as Samuel and Alexei, warned Diaz he’d be imprisoned if he did not resign from the workers confederation and stop creating independent organizations.

Police return seized building material

RANCHUELO, Cuba, February 27 (Félix Reyes, Cubanacán Press, www.cubanet.org) – Police returned seized floor tiles and cement after the owner went to the police station with receipts to prove she had purchased the material legally.

Police raided the home of Yenistey de la Paz on Monday after receiving an anonymous tip that she had illegal building material. The police carted off dozens of tiles and a sack of cement.

The woman said she was Spanish and had the right to purchase goods in hard currency stores. She returned with the receipts and the police gave back the seized material. She said some of the tiles were missing.

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