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Cuban Dissidents End Media Hunger Protest

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 09:36 AM


HAVANA – Members of the Cuban Network of Community Communicators announced here Tuesday the end of a hunger strike they began last week to protest the Communist government’s repression of independent journalism.

Six of the 10 hunger strikers, including Marta Beatriz Roque, whose chronic diabetes and hypertension were aggravated by her taking part in the protest, received members of the press to read a communique.

“We wish to communicate our decision to call off this activity, but not our protest against the totalitarian regime that has violated every kind of freedom,” the text read by Lazaro Yuris Valle said.

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