Friday, September 02, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE HOME OF CUBAN EX-POLITICAL PRISONER AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER, ANTONIO ANTOMARCHIT
(Please note: Because of the size of the photos of the ransack of the Antomarchit residence, we are unable to post all of them in this post. Please see additional posts labelled POST #2 & POST #3 below)
THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS (AND THOSE IN PREVIOTHE ATTACK OF ARMED RIOT FORCES WITH TEAR GAS ON AUGUST 28, 2011. TWENTY SEVEN ACTIVISTS WERE INSIDE THE HOUSE AS WELL AS ANTOMARCHI’S FAMILY: WIFE, ELDERLY MOTHER, AND A TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.
Riot squad members destroyed four mattresses with bayonets, broke chairs and a fan, toppled the back fence in order to get inside the house, damaged a window, and took the only scarce savings of the Antomarchit family. A computer, all of the activists’ mobile phones, a camera, a tape recorder, and numerous documents were confiscated.
Several activists with head wounds needed stitches, (as many as 14 stitches) and others who were overcome by the tear gas also fainted and vomited blood. As a consequence of the blows, activists are urinating blood, bleeding through the nose and suffering from headaches.
ADDRESS: Calle Paquito Borrero #256, entre Remus y 24 de Febrero, Palma Soriano, Cuba
(Photo credit: Net for Cuba: http://www.netforcuba.org/apps/blog/show/8318266-estado-de-la-vivienda-de-marino-antomarchit)