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article imageCuba's courageous Ladies in White

By Alexandra Christopoulos     Sep 3, 2011 in World
Marching the streets in white clothing and carrying flowers, they are known as the 'Ladies in White.' Dissidents of Cuba's prisoners of conscience, the women hold peaceful protests demanding the release of their loved ones, despite being attacked.
The women have been targeted by Cuban government agents by attempting to assemble for protests after church services in Santiago De Cuba every Sunday from July 24 through Aug. 28.
Refusing to give up their rights to exercise peaceful protest, the women are expected to hold another assembly on Sunday.
The Ladies' fight began several years ago, when at least 75 of their husbands and sons were detained for criticising the government. The final prisoner was released earlier this year. Today, the group remains united in order to share its sense of activism.
In response from the global community, Amnesty International is encouraging people to write appeals to the government no later than Oct. 6, to call for the stop of detention and harassment the women and other members of the Ladies of White continue to face.
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