Brutally beaten Mirta Villanueva
Almeida, the Mother of former cuban political prisoner Camilo Pérez
Mrs. Mirta Villanueva
Almeida, a 68 year old lady was brutally beaten in her own home.
Information Bridge Cuba Miami and Net for Cuba International denounce
before the International Community a new crime perpetrated by the Cuban
Regime, this time against a defenseless older woman in Havana, Cuba.
At 6 pm in the afternoon of November 3rd, 2004, Mrs. Mirta Villanueva
Almeida, a 68 year old lady was brutally beaten in her own home by Luis
Batista Tamayo, a former agent of the Cuban Interior Ministry. Mrs.
Villanueva is the mother of the former Cuban political prisoner Camilo
Pérez Villanueva, recently released from the prison Combinado del Este
after serving a 12 year prison term. The details of this latest crime
were revealed by the victim’s son, Mr. Perez, in an exclusive telephone
conversation with the Information Bridge Cuba Miami and Net For Cuba
“As my mother was entering our home through the rear porch, she was
physically attacked by Luis Batista Tamayo, a former member of the Cuban
Interior Ministry, presently with (SEPSA) acronym for an organization
that provides security and protection for the Cuban Government, the
beating was so brutal that she was hospitalized for 4 days in the
Fructuoso Rodríguez hospital, located in the Vedado municipality"- he
“My mother is wearing a cast and has several lesions and other traumas.
She has a fractured rib, pelvis, clavicle and one of her hips is also
“Regrettably –continues saying Mr. Villanueva - and according to common
practices, the aggressor was released after 48 hours of the attack.
Officer Despaine and the rest of the officers of the Fraternal Unit in
Mantilla supported the release of the aggressor who was released
unpunished for such brutal attack”.
"There is no doubt that this a case of physical abuse against an elderly
human rights activist, perpetrated for her contestatary attitude against
the Cuban regime".
“The communist dictatorship and their system of terror is responsible
for whatever happens to my mother from this day forward. In fact, we
accuse this very dictatorship and reiterate the "I Accuse" written by
Mirta a few days ago"- finished saying Camilo.
Mirta Villanueva Almeida, 68 years old, is member of the National
Directive of the Democratic Party November 30 "Frank País" and
spokeswoman for the Meeting Directive National of the Democratic Party
November 30 “Frank País” and spokesperson for the Mother's Committee
Net For Cuba International condemns these actions, and reminds the
international community that this is a moment to demand the Cuban
Government to cease all repression and abuses against the defenseless
For more Information, please contact Daisy Gil Ortiz, Director, Net For
Cuba International and its affiliated project Puente Informativo Cuba
Miami/Information Bridge Cuba Miami, at (786) 255-3356. E-mail: