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Cuba: Police break up dissident meeting

May 27, 2008 at 6:54 PM

HAVANA, May 27 (UPI) -- Cuban authorities broke up a meeting of dissidents last the weekend, leaving at least two people injured, opposition groups said Tuesday.

Two of those in attendance at the meeting reportedly were hurt by police and received medical treatment for their injuries. Thirty others were detained by Cuban police though later released, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.

While Cuban authorities regularly break up meetings of political dissidents on the communist island, the use of excessive force reportedly has not happened for the last several months, as the administration of new Cuban leader Raul Castro approved several reforms and appeared more tolerant of Cuba's voices of opposition.

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