Cuba Detains Over 20 Christians In New Crackdown, Activists Say

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Baptist Pastor Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso and his wife, Yoaxis, were part of the 23 Christians detained by Cuban police in Santa Clara, said Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a major religious rights group.

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Cuba Pastor Banned From Preaching After Prison Release

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Cuba has released an evangelical pastor from a six-and-a-half year prison sentence under condition that he does not preach and remains confined to his home city of Camaguey, representatives said Monday, March 28.

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Cuba Communist Party 'Confirms' Church Crackdown In Leaked Video

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A leaked video appears to show a Cuban Communist Party official openly confirming a government strategy to target churches affiliated with the fast growing Apostolic Movement, a protestant network.

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Cuba Drops Charges Against Church Leader

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Cuba has released and dropped all charges of "threatening behavior" against a well-known church after his accusers gave contradictory evidence against him, a Christian human rights organization said Monday, September 7.

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NEWS ALERT: Cuba To Release 52 Dissidents, Church Says

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Cuba will release 52 political prisoners as part of the communist-run Caribbean island's largest release of dissidents since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998, the Cuban Catholic Church said comments monitored by Worthy News Thursday, July 8.

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NEWS ALERT: Wife, Children Of Jailed Cuban Pastor Face Eviction

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The wife of jailed Cuban Pastor Omar Gude Perez faced a difficult weekend after authorities reportedly told her that the family home is to be confiscated. The family will be relocated to a significantly smaller apartment in poor conditions outside the city of Camaguey, said advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), which has closely monitored the case.

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Cuba Pastor Remains Behind Bars After Losing Appeal Right

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There was international disappointment Monday, February 1, that the leader of a growing network of independent churches in Cuba has been denied the right to appeal his six-year prison sentence by the Supreme Tribunal in Havana.

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Two Cuban Pastors Released, But Crackdown Continues, Christians Say

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Two Baptist leaders who were detained in eastern Cuba while distributing humanitarian aid from American Christians were free Tuesday, October 27, after two weeks imprisonment Christians said.

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NEWS ALERT: Cuban Pastors Detained After Distributing American Aid

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Two Cuban Baptist leaders are detained in Cuba on charges of “illicit financial activity," after distributing financial aid from American Christians to needy churches in the island's Guantanamo province, an international advocacy group said Monday, October 19.

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