古巴再次阻止“白衣妇人”游行 Cuba Blocks "Ladies in White" March Again

26 April, 2010

古巴当局已连续三周阻止反对派组织“白衣妇人”成员举行每周一次的抗议游行,要求释放被关押的亲属。

该组织的六名成员星期日参加了在哈瓦那的弥撒,为游行作准备。

弥撒结束后,一名安全官员告诉这些妇女说,她们不能进行示威。这些妇女还遇到了大约50名亲政府的反示威者。

“白衣妇人”是由反对派组织75名成员的妻子和母亲组成的,这75名反对派成员在2003年3月的一次政府镇压行动中被捕。多数人仍被关押在狱中。

古巴官员最近告知“白衣妇人”组织,她们需要申请许可才能举行每周的抗议活动。“白衣妇人”拒绝了这一要求。

Cuban authorities have, for a third consecutive week, prevented members of the opposition group "Ladies in White" from conducting their weekly protest march to demand the release of imprisoned relatives.

Six members of the group attended mass in Havana Sunday in preparation for the march.

After mass, a security officer told the women that they could not hold their demonstration.The women also encountered about 50 pro-government counter demonstrators.

Ladies in White was formed by the wives and mothers of 75 members of opposition groups who were arrested in a March 2003 government crackdown. Most are still in prison.

Cuban officials recently told the Ladies in White they would need to apply for a permit to hold their weekly protest. The group rejected that demand.