Three new femicides were confirmed this Friday in Cuba, with which there are 31 cases of sexist violence verified by platforms and independent journalists. The first of them was reported by Yo Sí Te Creo. “We regret the femicide of Tomasa, who as far as we have been able to go could have the last name Vargas,” the activists published. on their Facebook pagewho specified that the crime occurred in the Havana neighborhood of Luyanó at dawn on May 24.
The woman was 60 years old, says the platform – which quotes Show Latino TV – and “was attacked by her partner.” Yo Sí Te Creo adds: “We are also reporting an attempted femicide, for which we ask the media and the general public for discretion regarding the identity of the victim, to avoid stigma and discrimination.”
Neighbors of Luyanó report to this newspaper that the femicide attempt was against the granddaughter of the murdered woman, who was stabbed by the assailant and is in serious condition in the hospital. According to these sources, the event occurred on Arango street and Fábrica corner. The man, who “was drunk”, turned himself in to the Police at three in the morning.
On the other hand, the independent journalist Claudia Padron Cueto He claimed to have confirmed the deaths of two other women. The reporter recalls that in five months 31 femicides have been reported, a figure very close to the 36 that were registered in all of 2022. One is Daniela Thalia Tasse Arias, who was murdered by a knife by her partner at the Luis Marcano school, in Bayamo, Granma province, where the girl worked.
As reported CubaNet, the femicide went there and, a few meters from co-workers and studentsHe stabbed her multiple times. The independent media identifies the attacker, Franci Espinoza Rodríguez, and says, with a source in a school worker, that he frequently hit the victim.
Neighbors of Luyanó report to this newspaper that the feminicide attempt was against the granddaughter of the murdered woman, who was stabbed by the attacker and is in serious condition in the hospital
A third identified female is Yericel Hernandez Gonzalez, murdered in Guantánamo by her husband, who turned himself in to the Police after killing her. These last two cases have not yet been accounted for by Yo Sí Te Creo.
The previous femicide reported by the independent observatories was that of Anay Toya, which occurred in Güines, Mayabeque, last may 15. The young woman was between 25 and 28 years old and had two children.
The Alas Tensas observatory then recalled that in April, also in Mayabeque but in the municipality of La Paz, Elisbel Lamoru Monks He died at the hands of his partner.
February was the deadliest month, with 11 femicides reported by feminist organizations and independent media, followed by April, with six deaths from sexist violence.
The Supreme People’s Court of Cuba (TSP) reported two weeks ago that in 2022 there were 18 convictions on the island for sexist murders, almost half of the 34 registered throughout the year. Without mentioning a single name, the institution assured that the sanctions exceed 25 years in prison and that those convicted are in an age range of 20 to 44 years.
The TSP indicated that it only took into account the “crimes known by the courts in which the intentional death of women occurred” and in which it was verified that there was “gender-based violence.” The defendants were sentenced for the crime of murder, since the Penal Code does not criminalize femicides, a reiterated request from feminist organizations.
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