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The number of murders of women in Cuba has increased to 34

The death of Guantanamo native Ileana Martinez, 41, raised the number of documented femicide cases to 34 by independent forums, which also demanded that Cuban authorities pass a law to protect victims of masculinity and gender violence .

with his death, Figures corresponding to 2022 are equal Registered by independent organizations of Cuban civil society that do not have access to official data, nor are they supported by state institutions.

Martinez was found dead in her home this Sunday and the police report indicated that she died at the hands of her partner, who committed suicide after committing the murder. femmide,

A source close to the victim told on condition of anonymity cybercuba That Martinez’s daughters were surprised that he did not answer the phone at dawn on Sunday.

“They thought she was working, so the girls’ grandmother called at work to find out if she was there. They told her she hadn’t been, which was very strange, because she was never absent, This person explained.

All the sisters rallied and went to Martínez’s house, located on Calle San Gregorio, between 14 and 15 South, in the municipal seat of Guantanamo.

The family member said, “When the sisters came, everything was locked and they smelled. They entered through the back door which was knocked by a neighbor and saw the woman lying dead on the bed.”

They called the police and learned that the man was hanging on the ground floor of the house. The woman’s partner was named George Tarkas, and they had been together for about 13 years.

“Everything indicated that he killed her and then took his own life. No neighbors heard the screams and the day before they were at Martinez’s mother’s house and they seemed fine. Although it is true that she told her she didn’t want to continue with him,” the source advised.

Martinez has two daughters, one 14 and one 20, a granddaughter whose birthday is next week, three sisters and her mother, who is suffering from cancer.

“Hopefully feminism will take off in Cuba. laws should be strict And hopefully more attention will be paid to this problem, because the ones who suffer the most are the relatives, and above all the children, who are left without their mothers,” he concluded.

The forum Yo Si Te Creo in Cuba has recorded 34 murders of women so far this year, which is why they advocate a state of emergency in the country, to address the lack of protection for women who are victims of violence against women. be warned about. gender.

She wrote on her Facebook account, “The situation of femicide can only be prevented with prevention. We thank all those who contribute so that every day we can tell the truth about the murder of women in Cuba.” I can learn a little more.”

For its part, the Alas Tenas Gender Observatory reported a femicide committed on May 27 against Daniela Rivero García in Bartle, Las Tunas, a housewife and mother of at least two children.

There is no official public record of murders of women or cases of sexual violence in Cuba, it is only thanks to the work of activists and independent media that these cases can be documented, as even the state press does not cover the matter. is as it should be.

during 2022 Cuban courts only convicted 18 men who feminized, a figure lower than the 34 incidents of this nature documented by independent platforms.

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