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British spy chief: Snowden leaks a 'gift' to terrorists

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward Snowden's spying leaks give terrorists "the gift they need to evade us and strike at will," the head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency said.

Cuban dissident reportedly under arrest

HAVANA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A Cuban dissident was arrested as she traveled to cover the trial of a Spanish politician accused of causing a deadly car crash, a relative told CNN.

Cuban dissident's death brings charges

SANTIAGO, Cuba, July 31 (UPI) -- The Cuban government is charging a Spanish political activist in the car crash death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, the newspaper Granma reported Tuesday.

China attacks award to Hu Jia

BEIJING, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- China, reacting strongly against the award of the Sakharov Prize to political activist Hu Jia, said the European Parliament was honoring a convicted criminal.

Democracy dissidents meet in Cuba

HAVANA, May 22 (UPI) -- About 100 Cuban dissidents, who hope to promote democracy in Cuba, debated democracy bills and voted voted for a steering committee to lead the group.

Bush meets Cuban dissidents

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Eleven Cuban dissidents, some of them former prisoners, trooped to the White House Tuesday and held a 45-minute roundtable discussion with President George W. Bush on their experiences and hopes for their homeland, ruled by Fidel Castro for more than four

Harsh crackdown surprises Cuba watchers

MIAMI, April 8 (UPI) -- A crackdown by Fidel Castro's regime on dissidents in Cuba comes as a surprise to some experts on the nation because of its intensity. More than three dozen dissidents have been given prison terms of up to 27 years, the harshest sentences for anti-governm
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Polls: Cuban exiles moderating attitudes

MIAMI, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Two polls showed Wednesday that Cuban-Americans in south Florida are taking a less hard-line approach toward overthrowing the Fidel Castro regime in Cuba.

Cuban dissident meets doubt in Miami

MIAMI, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A dissident widely praised for a campaign for democratic reform in Cuba is expected to get a skeptical response from some members of the exile community when he

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Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas (born February 29, 1952 in Havana, Cuba) is a political activist in Cuba and is considered that country's most prominent political dissident. He received the Sakharov Prize in 2002.

He is commonly referred to in English language News media as Oswaldo Payá (For an explanation see Spanish use of two surnames)

Oswaldo Payá was brought up in a Catholic family and would have been six or seven years old when in 1959 the Cuban government began to suppress the activities of the Catholic Church. In his youth he chose not to join the Communist Party or its youth organizations, but at the age of 16 was drafted into the Cuban Army. During his service he was punished for refusing to participate in transporting a group of political prisoners and was sentenced to hard labour on the Isle of Pines (today known as the Isle of Youth) for three years. A devout Christian, he has ascribed the incident which led to his punishment to a refusal to compromise his religious beliefs. Subsequently trained as an engineer, today he works making anaesthetic equipment. He is married with three children.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Oswaldo Paya."
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