Cuba violence aims to silence moral foes

May 11, 2006

Miami Herald- Editorial Opinion

OUR OPINION: SUPPORT DISSIDENTS, PRESSURE REGIME TO STOP ITS ABUSES.

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators should be commended for spotlighting the plight of Cuba's peaceful dissidents, who are increasingly repressed by the Cuban government. Such attention, and corresponding international pressure, are the only defenses that these courageous activists have against the ruthless Castro dictatorship.

Filed this week, the senators' resolution 'condemns the brutality of the regime of Fidel Castro toward Martha Beatriz Roque,' a prominent dissident recently attacked by a government-directed mob. It further calls for the regime to release its political prisoners and for continued international support of Cuba's pro-democracy leaders.


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