Prominent dissidents arrested at funeral in Cuba of rights activist

No respect by the Castro boys for the living or the dead. Fox News: Several opposition activists were detained Tuesday as prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died last weekend in a traffic accident, was buried in Havana's Colon Cemetery. More than 300 people accompanied the casket after the Mass officiated by Cardinal Jaime Ortega at Paya's parish church in the capital. When the mourners started on their way to the cemetery, as many as 10 were arrested in the parish including independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas, Efe was told by Elizardo Sanchez, leader of the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation. Dozens of people gathered in the cemetery chapel to pay their last respects to Paya at a brief religious ceremony led by the auxiliary bishops of Havana, Alfredo Petit and Juan de Dios Hernandez. At the end of the service Paya's widow, Ofelia Acevedo, thanked the "brothers of the opposition" for their company and collaboration following the...(Read Full Post)

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