Thursday, March 4, 2010

Two Cuban dissidents released from jail

Two Cuban dissidents have been released from jail after completing their prison terms, according to reports posted at Payo Libre:

Deisy Talavera López, a member of the Marta Abreu Feminist Movement, was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison in 2008 on charges of "attacking" and "disrespect" after she posted on the door of her home a poster expressing support for Cuban political prisoner. Talavera, 39, was released from prison on Feb. 26.

Ramón Velázquez Toranzo, an independent journalist, was released Jan. 19, after serving a three-year term for "social dangerousness." Velázquez, 54, was imprisoned after attempting along with his family to walk across Cuba to denounce the Castro dictatorship's human rights record and to show support for the country's political prisoners.

Sources-(Payo Libre)

(Uncommon Sence)

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