Obama denounces Cuba’s treatment of dissidents (AP) – 31th Edition

24 02 2011

A government supporter, right, chants revolutionary slogans as members of dissident group Ladies in White hold up images of late dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo on the first anniversary of his death in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011. Tamayo died Feb. 23, 2010 after an 83-day hunger strike while he was imprisoned for disrespecting authority. Ladies in White is a group of relatives of Cuban dissidents who were or are still imprisoned. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)AP – U.S. President Barack Obama denounced the Cuban government Wednesday for harassing the mother of a political prisoner who died after a long hunger strike, and said her treatment and the detention of other dissidents stood as evidence of the island’s poor human rights record.

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