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Cuban dissident dies after detention  Juan Wilfredo Soto died early Sunday after being detained by police three days earlier, with a fellow activist blaming police for his death U.S. contractor sentenced to 15 years  Alan P. Gross, 61, was found guilty of working on a 'subversive' U.S. project intended to undermine the Cuban government Church: 10 dissidents to be released  Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison Trial of U.S. contractor over, no verdict  The trial of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, accused of trying to destabilize the Cuban government, ended; no verdict was given Cuba sets free dissident Hernandez  The Cuban government has freed Ivan Hernandez, a jailed dissident who refused to go into exile in Spain as a condition for release More dissidents out of jail  The prominent Cuban political prisoner Hector Maseda has been released under a deal brokered by the Roman Catholic church   Cuban dissident is released again  Police in Cuba have released leading dissident Guillermo Farinas after his third arrest in 48 hours Cuba refuses dissident exit visa Cuba to free more dissidents More political prisoners to be released Seven freed dissidents leave for Spain  A group of political prisoners freed by Cuba are on a flight bound for Spain to start a new life in exile Cuba 'starts freeing dissidents' Cuba dissident ends hunger strike Cuba to release 52 political prisoners
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Two Cuban dissidents stand in local municipal vote Map of Havana Cuba  For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections Cuban dissidents freed  Newly freed dissidents have high hopes that detente with the U.S. will help their push to bring changes for their country US created 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest  The US created ZunZuneo, a text-message social network designed to foment unrest in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Pr... Dissident Cuban blogger arrested, colleagues say  Cuban authorities detained blogger Yoani Sanchez along with two others as she traveled to cover the killing a prominent dissident's trial 'Crash kills top Cuban dissident'   Prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, 60, has died in a car crash, according to fellow activists   Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners
  Obama and Castro spar over human rights

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  Cuban president and US President sparred over human rights issues including the prison at Guantanamo Bay and Cuba's political prisoners

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  Cuba says it will release 2,900 prisoners, including some convicted of political crimes, in the next few days


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  The prisoners are set to be freed and will be allowed to leave the country, Cuba's Roman Catholic church announced in a written statement
Jul.3 Hunger striker Farinas 'close to death' May.23   Cuban prisoners 'win concessions'  Cuba reportedly relaxes the prison regime for its political detainees after talks with Church leaders and pressure from a hunger striker. May.22 Cardinal, Castro discuss detainees Mar.18 Castro supporters heckle protesters   Hundreds of government supporters have heckled members of the 'Ladies in White' rights group marching in protest through the streets Feb.23 Prison hunger striker Zapata dies
  Leading Cuban political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, 42, has died in hospital after 85 days on hunger strike

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May.2 Home computer ban lifted  The first legalised home computers have gone on sale, but a ban remains on internet access

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Dec.10   Cuba makes human rights promise  Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque: Cuba is going to sign up to two major United Nations agreements on civil and political rights

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Aug.3   Bush calls for democracy in Cuba
  Washington: President has pledged support for Cubans who sought to build a transitional government

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Feb.5 Cuba frees jailed Czechs  2 prominent Czech were freed after they admitted they broke law by meeting with dissidents

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4. 2012-10-05 Dissident Cuban blogger arrested, colleagues say Cuba
5. 2012-07-22 'Crash kills top Cuban dissident' Bayamo, Granma, Cuba
G. 2011-12-23 Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners Cuba
7. 2011-05-08 Cuban dissident dies after detention Cuba
I. 2011-03-12 U.S. contractor sentenced to 15 years Cuba

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