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16 October, 2011

The Cuban authorities must end their intimidation of a group of women

"Cuba's 'Ladies in White' targeted with arbitrary arrest and intimidation 

22 August 2011 

"The Cuban authorities must end their intimidation of a group of women
campaigning for the release of political prisoners, Amnesty
International said after 19 of the group's members were re-arrested
yesterday." 

"The ongoing harassment of these courageous women has to stop. The Cuban
authorities must allow them to march peacefully and to attend religious
services as they wish," said Javier Zuñiga, Special Advisor at Amnesty
International." 

https://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/cuba%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98l... 
"The Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco), a group of female relatives of
former prisoners of conscience and current political prisoners, and the
Ladies in Support (Damas de Apoyo), have since mid-July faced arbitrary
arrest and physical assault from members of the security forces and
government supporters in the south-eastern city of Santiago de Cuba and
surrounding towns." 

Further information on UA: 256/11 Index: AMR 25/004/2011 Issue Date: 1
September 2011" 

https://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR25/004/2011/en/2559286a-0... 

DECENAS DE DAMAS DE BLANCO Y OPOSITORES VELAN LAS CENIZAS DE LAURA
POLLÁN EN SU CASA, SEDE DE LAS DAMAS DE BLANCO 

15-10-2011. 
Redacción de Misceláneas de Cuba 

 En comunicación con Misceláneas de Cuba,
el opositor Francisco Chaviano informó que ya se encuentran en su casa,
sede de las Damas de Blanco, parte de las cenizas de Laura Pollán. En el
lugar, decenas de damas de blanco, de apoyo y opositores, permanecen
riendiendo honores a la fallecida líder de las Damas de Blanco. Una
parte de las cenizas, ha sido llevada por la hija de Laura a Manzanillo,
ciudad natal de Pollán donde descanzarán." 



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