Published on February 26, 2011
HAVANA - The Roman Catholic Church says Cuban authorities are preparing
to release another prominent political prisoner and have also agreed to
send eight prisoners in jail for other offences into exile in Spain.
The release of Diosdado Gonzalez means just five of 75 peaceful
activists, social commentators and opposition figures jailed in a 2003
crackdown on dissent remain behind bars.
Cuba has agreed to free them all. It is also ridding its jails of other
prisoners whose crimes — some of violent — had some political motivation.
Church spokesman Orlando Marquez announced the releases in a statement