The feminist platform Yo Sí Te Creo of Cuba and the Observatory of the Alas Tensas magazine confirmed another woman murdered in the province of Holguín, with a total of four femicides documented by these independent initiatives in the last week.
The most recent victim of violence against women was Arletty Reyes Batista, 24, who lived in a rural area in the municipality of Urbano Noris.
The young woman, who was studying Agroindustrial Process Engineering at the University of Holguín and was the mother of a four-year-old girl, died after leaving for that institution on June 25. The murderer was a neighbor, the report states.
Her death is added to those confirmed by the activists, who this week denounced the case of Daniela Hernández Terrero, murdered at the hands of her ex-partner and father of her two children. The perpetrator committed suicide after committing the murder. This event also occurred on June 25, in Centro Habana.
The case of Tania González, who perished on June 27 at the hands of her husband, and in the presence of her daughter and grandson, at her home in El Diezmero, in the Havana municipality of San Miguel del Padrón, adds to this fatality list. incidents
The fourth instance is that of the young Claudia Montes, who had been missing for two weeks and was finally found, murdered, in the municipality of Martí, Matanzas. The activists of Yo Sí Te Creo confirmed days later that the young woman was the victim of a “sexual femicide”.
The members of the initiative against violence against women indicated that they are currently investigating two new alerts of possible femicides.
“To date, in 2022 alone, our observatory has registered 18 femicides,” reads the statement, which again insists that the Cuban regime must declare “an emergency due to gender-based violence in Cuba.”
A report by Alas Tensas indicates that at least 36 women apparently died last year in Cuba at the hands of their partners, and another 32 suffered similar fates in 2020.
Added to these cases are the disappearances of at least two young mothers: Yosleny López Carpio, from Santa Clara, whose whereabouts have been unknown since June; and Yeniset Rojas Pérez, from Ranchuelo, Villa Clara, in a similar situation for three and a half months, without the authorities having given her family any clues as to her possible whereabouts.
In addition, Madeleysis Rosales, 16, has been missing since May 30, 2021 in Havana, while the fate of Addys López Rosales, 21, also from the capital, has been a mystery since May 2.