October 26, 2021

Cuban Dissidents Arrested On Way to Greet Pope Francis

Cuban Dissidents Arrested On Way to Apostolic Nunciature in HavanaVarious Cuban dissidents have been invited this evening — at the last minute — to greet Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature in Havana. However, they were arrested by Castro’s secret police as they headed to the Nunciature. Among those arrested were Berta Soler, head of The Ladies in White , along with her husband, Angel Moya, a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience. Also arrested was renowned democracy leader, Marta Beatriz Roque. Earlier today, over 20 members of The Ladies in White and 31 activists from the Cuba Patriotic Union (UNPACU) were rounded up and arrested, in order to prevent them from attending any of the Papal Masses.


Video of the repression in Cuba of the Damas de Blanco