With the murder of Anay Pérez there are 32 Cuban victims of sexist violence this year

With the murder of Anay Pérez there are 32 Cuban victims of sexist violence this year

The death of Anay Pérez represents the 32nd femicide of the year in Cuba, a figure that predicts that sexist violence will claim more lives of Cuban women than in 2022, when there were 34 events reported by independent organizations and media. The journalist Alberto Arego confirmed with sources close to the victim that her partner slit her throat this Monday in Guanábana, Matanzas.

According to Arego’s report, a friend of the victim confirmed that the man, identified as Yosvani Torreblanca, killed her in the bathroom of her home around 3:00 in the morning and later turned himself in to the Police. “Her mother was the first to see her. She was sedated because she was very upset. It must not be easy. They did not let us see her because she disfigured her,” she said.

“Tata, you left me like that suddenly. You did not deserve this. You were just a 21-year-old girl who all of us here in the neighborhood loved you, your life did not have to end like this. We will miss you very much,” the journalist quoted. a familiar.

The scene of this femicide is located some 30 kilometers away from the small town of Cidra, in the municipality of Unión de Reyes, where last week the a triple homicide of a family made up of a couple and their eight-year-old son. The preliminary version handled by the authorities and acquaintances of the victims is that the motive for the crime was a robbery.

The murderer, a former soldier, first killed the father, Maykel González Medina, and threw him into a grave near a workshop. He then went to the victim’s house, where he attacked Linet Lucía and her son. The family is survived by a daughter who was not at the home.

The scene of this femicide is located about 30 kilometers away from the small town of Cidra, in the municipality of Unión de Reyes, where a triple homicide of a family took place last week

Meanwhile, the list of femicides continues to swell and only in the last week had they been reported three more deaths. Last Thursday, the platform Yo Sí Te Creo confirmed the murder of a woman identified by the name of Tomasa, in the Havana neighborhood of Luyanó at dawn on May 24.

In addition, the independent journalist Claudia Padrón Cueto confirmed the murder of Daniela Thalia Tasse Arias, who was killed by her partner with a knife at the Luis Marcano school in Bayamo (Granma). Another case was that of Yericel Hernandez González, murdered in Guantánamo by her husband, last Friday.

Among the first five months of 2023, February has been the deadliest, with 11 femicides reported by independent organizations that keep records in the absence of official statistics. April follows, with six deaths.

Last April, Miguel Díaz-Canel assured that his government will have “zero tolerance” for sexist violence, but Cuban legislation still does not classify femicide as a crime, despite repeated calls from feminist organizations. One month after these statements, the Supreme People’s Court of Cuba (TSP) reported that in 2022 there were 18 convictions on the island for sexist murders. 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.


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