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(en) International of Anarchist Federations IFA: Statement about the disappearance of two LGBT & anarchist activists in Havana

Date Thu, 16 May 2019 10:41:10 +0300


Statement from our friend and comrade Mario, on the disappearance of two LGBT & anarchist activists in Havana following state repression of the annual march against homophobia. ---- " My name is Mario. I’m making a statement to inform of the possible detention by the Havana police of Isbel Torres and Jimmy Roque, activists from the Taller Libertario Alfredo Lopez, El Guardabosques, and LGBT issues. Everything indicates that they were detained in the morning on their way to Vedado [neighborhood] for the last activity of the Jornada Primavera Libertaria. They called at 8am saying they were ready to head out and it’s now close to 1pm and they haven’t appeared and their phone is blocked. It’s probable that they arrested them for their connections to the march against homophobia that’s happening today, which was prohibited by the Cuban state, and which various people have promoted, including Isbel and Jimmy. In their desire to deny reality they have evidently arrested Isbel and Jimmy. We want to denounce this and call attention to this, particularly the police apparatus that continues intact here, and we want people to know about this act so that our comrades are not isolated. " (Statement transcribed by members of Black Rose / Rosa Negra)

Solidarity with our comrades, and with the LGBT communities in Cuba fighting against repression from the Cuban State and the Evangelical-Right.
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