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Cuban dissidents appeal for cardinal’s help

CWN - August 31, 2011

Leaders of the Cuban dissident organization Ladies in White are appealing to Cardinal Jaime Ortega to urge the government to end the increased harassment of members of their organization.

“We asked the Catholic Church, which is our mediator, to end the harassment and the beatings of the Ladies in White ... and human rights activists,” said dissident leader Berta Soler, who cited recent beatings and detentions of Ladies in White members.

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