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Faith and Perseverance of Ladies in White, other Activists, Defy Operations of Arrests and Vigilance

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Approximately 37 Ladies in White and another 25 dissidents made it to the National Shrine of El Cobre in Santiago de Cuba to pay tribute to Cuba’s Patron Saint, the Virgin of Charity, on the 400th anniversary of her appearance in Nipe Bay (Eastern Cuba), according to human rights activist from the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), Yuniesky Dominguez Gonzalez.

We made it to the shrine after evading many obstacles put in place by Sate Security“, said Yuniesky, one of the participants of the Mass who risked his free movement in order to profess his faith on the morning of September 8th. The activist is the husband of Lady in White Taimi Vega Biscet, who suffered a miscarriage in early 2012 when she was harassed by political police and State Security forces. Vega Biscet was also present at the Mass, which she described as “

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