Thursday, February 25, 2010

Arrests reported in advance of funeral for hunger striker

From the wires:

Security agents detained dissidents across Cuba Wednesday to prevent protests at the funeral of a leading dissident whose death in a prison hunger strike has sparked international outrage, an activist said.

Orlando Zapata, 42, was to be buried in his hometown of Banes, 830 kilometers (500 miles) east of Havana, after a wake at the home of his mother...

Will the tragic death of Zapata turn into a huge political problem for the Cuban government? Will it fuel civic unrest?

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