BEATDOWN IN HAVANA!!… Castro Thugs Bash Democracy Protesters

Castro’s Cuba celebrated International Human Rights Day by beating on protesters.
Beatdown in Havana!!

Democracy activist Darsi Ferrer assists his wife following a brutal beating. Near him is another dissident in Havana yesterday.
Stefania has photos from the protest.
More here.

A strange twist…
Democracy protesters got roughed up in Havana as Cuba promised to sign human rights legislation with the UN.

Government supporters yell slogans against a group of dissidents marching through a street in Havana December 10, 2007. The dissidents marched in commemoration of the International Human Rights Day. (REUTERS/Claudia Daut)

The Castro Regime in Cuba agreed to sign major human rights legislation as thugs at home bashed democracy protesters in the streets of Havana.
The BBC reported:

Cuba has announced that it will sign two major UN agreements on civil and political rights and allow periodic UN monitoring of its human rights record.
Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said Cuba would allow scrutiny by the UN Human Rights Council in 2009.

The council was established last year, replacing a body Havana said was manipulated by the United States.

As Mr Perez Roque spoke, government supporters mobbed dissidents who were marking International Human Rights Day.

Mr Perez Roque said Cuba would soon sign the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and a similar agreement on social, economic and cultural rights.


Dissidents hold on to each other while marching through a street in Havana December 10, 2007. (Reuters)


A government supporter charges against journalists during a dissident’s march in Havana December 10, 2007. A group of dissidents marched in commemoration of the International Human Rights Day until they started being followed by government supporters. (REUTERS/Claudia Daut)

Babalu has more on the Castro regime’s thuggery.

UPDATE: Babalu has video of the protest in Havana.

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