- May 13, 2010
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For 50 years under Fidel Castro regime, Cuban gays have been subjected to widespread repression and government crackdowns. Gays couldn’t have the slightest gay mannerisms, without exposing to incarceration and inhumane treatment.Police repression against gays at the Street 13 concert concerthttp://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y2010/marzo2010/26_N_4.html
Havana, Cuba, 26 of March,2010 (Aliomar Janjaque Chivaz, Cubanet/index) – Police agents struck and arrested 16 young homosexual, and other 7 had to be hospitalized due to the blows inflicted by the agents. This took place during the concert of the Puerto Rican duet Street 13 in the stage of the so call Anti-imperialist Tribune, in Havana.
“The 7 young gays were taken care of because of severe injuries, in the Calixto García hospital”, said David Veliz, 19 years old, technical student and fiancé of Alfaro Dallan Rímel, 18 years old, who suffered the fracture of two ribs on the left side, at the hands of the police.
“That happened to them for been queer…, for been queering in front of us”, said a police, with badge number 243211, referenced to the dancing way of the homosexuals who were struck and arrested at the concert.
“The homosexuals will be condemned by disrespect, attack and public scandal” said an official of the police station to Maribel Zúñiga, mother of the twins Abel and Abraham Acosta Zúñiga, 17 years old gays, who are part of the group of 16 struck and arrested.
Zúñiga, said that the police acted in a “wild and abusive” way, talking about to the way in which the 16 years minor Amílcar Sed was handcuffed, in spite of his painful shouts, because they have fractured the wrist of his right hand.