Several Cuban dissidents were arrested after protesting in front of a Havana police station over the arrests of a group of activists and independent lawyers.
Cuba's wide-scale crackdown on dissent that led to arrests at a funeral shows the Central American country is not yet ready for credible political reform despite its ambition to embrace a market economy.
Police in Cuba have released political activist Guillermo Farinas following his third arrest in 48 hours, his mother said.
A Cuban dissident had to thank the European Parliament for a human-rights prize by recorded message Wednesday.
The European Parliament decided Thursday to award its 2010 Sakharov Prize to Guillermo Farinas, a Cuban activist who has spent years in prison.
The European Parliament Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, who has staged numerous hunger strikes to raise awareness about human rights abuses in Cuba.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas ended his hunger strike after the government announced it would release 52 political prisoners, Farinas's supporters said.
Spain's foreign minister says supporting a dialogue on improving human rights is the aim of his three-day trip to Cuba this week.
Cuba's Communist government is taking steps to improve its treatment of jailed dissidents, a journalist says.
Cuba's detention of 30 women relatives of political prisoners showed no sign of an early resolution as European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek issued a sharp condemnation of Havana's actions aimed at crushing dissent.
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