Cuba: Damas de Blanco leave again
Published: 03/27/1911 at 2:38 PM
HAVANA .- The Damas de Blanco made their march for the first time after their husbands were released and stated that arouses great expectations to visit Cuba former U.S. president James Carter.
"The life of the Damas de Blanco is not over because all dissident group of 75 are free. We will continue our activities to be released all prisoners of awareness and to fight for human rights, "said Laura Pollan to the press.
Most of the Ladies in White are married to dissidents were imprisoned in 2003 and since that time every Sunday attending a Mass in a church in Havana and then with a hand gladiolus walk a few blocks.
In July 2010 President Raul Castro met with Cardinal Jaime Ortega and announced that 52 of the 75 convicted in 2003 still remained prisoners could leave prison and travel to Spain. Since then, 40 went to Spain and 12 remained in Cuba.
The dissidents were convicted in 2003 on charges of receiving money and U.S. guidelines and to destroy anti-Castro groups revolution. The last two were released from prison on Wednesday.
Pollan, a leader of the Ladies in White married to Hector Maceda, recently released, also expressed his hope former President Carter will serve as a "mediator" in any Talks between Cuba and the United States.
Carter will arrive on Monday to the island on a private visit at the invitation of the Cuban government and is scheduled to meet Tuesday with President Raúl Castro.
"If you decide to meet with us we are available," said Pollan.