Political prisoners in Cuba

Cuba dissidents freed after weekend detention

Posted on Monday, 09.12.11

Cuba dissidents freed after weekend detention
The Associated Press

HAVANA — The wife of one of two prominent Cuban dissidents who were
and held over the weekend says both men are now free.

Berta Soler says her husband, Angel Moya, and opposition activist Jose
Daniel Ferrer were released earlier Monday. The men were detained Friday
as they prepared to hold a protest march in the eastern Cuban town of
Palma Soriano.

The arrests were the first involving members of a group of 75 former
political prisoners since the last of the group was freed earlier this
year. The men were arrested in a notorious 2003 sweep against
intellectuals and social commentators.

Cuban leader Elizardo Sanchez says the arrests are meant to
intimidate the opposition.

Cuba considers all dissidents to be mercenaries sent by Washington.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/12/2403136/cuba-dissidents-freed-after-weekend.html

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