Sunday, November 08, 2009

Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez Detained, Beaten

MIAMI HERALD -- Famed Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez said Friday she and another blogger were punched and thrown violently into a car by presumed state security agents as they walked to participate in a peaceful march in downtown Havana.

Sánchez, the best-known Cuban blogger on the island and off, said she and bloggers Pardo and Claudia Cadelo and a woman friend were walking to join a "march against violence'' organized by several young musicians when they were intercepted by three men in civilian clothes. Cuba's state security service agents frequently operate out of uniform.

Here's one reaction:

It shows that the Cuba Michael Moore touts and the left praises is nothing but a vicious police goon state. This is the real Cuba. For a long time everyone wondered how Yoani could get away with the blogging she did without coming under fire from the Castroites, and well, now it looks like she can't.

I think they've struck because Castro can't stand the truth coming out about his hellhole regime, Yoani's fame is growing, and Columbia J-School recently offered her an award that the Castroites wouldn't allow her out of the country to accept. Now these animals won't stop till they get her.

HT: Mike Carlson

Update: Here's Yoani's own account of the "Gangland Style Kidnapping."


At 11/08/2009 1:18 PM, Blogger OneCleverCookie said...

All the Michael Moore feel good lefties should heed this example of an out of control state that will stifle all dissent in the name of "Public Good"

At 11/08/2009 1:34 PM, Blogger juandos said...

I'm guessing that all the, "All the Michael Moore feel good lefties" will applaud the appointment of an FCC Fairness Czar...

At 11/08/2009 2:02 PM, Anonymous American Delight said...

While Cubans are beaten for speaking their minds, the Democrats continue trying to loosen restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba.

We need to keep the embargo on Cuba. And we need to put an embargo back on Vietnam. I'm sick of Washington's willingess to work with decrepit Communist regimes.

At 11/08/2009 3:11 PM, Blogger misterjosh said...

Well at least she'll have good health care, right Michael Moore? Right?

We need to take down every non-military embargo everywhere against everybody. I agree with American Delight that Washington shouldn't work with Communist regimes (wait... why didn't you mention China?) but individual US citizens should be allowed to travel and trade with whomever they choose.

Free trade is the most liberating force for mankind.

At 11/08/2009 6:13 PM, Anonymous American Delight said...

Ok, misterjosh, you got me! I'll add China, too.

I just know that limiting trade with China is an awfully big pill for our politicians to swallow.

At 11/09/2009 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leftists will simply ignore this, just as they have ignored the violent crimes of communist regimes since 1917.

As Walter Duranty infamously said, "After all, you've got to break some eggs if you want to make an omelet."

At 11/10/2009 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh clever comments, so no one is *ever* beaten in the USA.

Grow up.


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