Experts fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

U.S. theologians and human rights experts on Cuba worried that any repeat of the widespread protests in Cuba on July 11 may be met with a swift, violent set of state-sponsored reactions. There were already signals the Cuban government had disseminated a multifaceted action plan July 12 that was to last 72 hours. It included shutting down internet communications, as well as deploying plainclothes-wearing state police and military personnel to squash further protests following July 11’s massive turnout, according to Elsie Miranda. “I am afraid for the people (there) because of their desperation and willingness to die for a chance to live,” said Miranda, a professor of theology and director of accreditation for the Association of Theological Schools. She has led missions to Cuba in conjunction with the Catholic Church there and attended Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba in 2015.

Experts fear Cuba is preparing a harsh response to recent protests – Detroit Catholic: Read Catholic News & Stories

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