Cuba Frees Catholic Dissident Ferrer

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Prominent Catholic dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer was free Monday, August 6, after he was detained for some 36 hours in Cuba's eastern city of Holguin.

Cuba Urged To Let Church Leader, Family Leave Island

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a major Cuban network of independent churches and his family have urged Cuba's government to let them leave the Communist-run island following years of harassment, including imprisonment, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Monday, November 7.

NEWS ALERT: Cuba To Release 52 Dissidents, Church Says

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- 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.

Cuba Releasing “Hundreds” Of Dissidents As Pope leaves Cuba

By BosNewsLife Americas Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos and reports from Cuba Pope Benedict XVI attracted huge crowds during visit in Cuba.HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- As Pope Benedict XVI was leaving Cuba, "hundreds of dissidents", including devoted Christians, were released after spending the week in prison or under house arrest to stop them from attending any religious activities surrounding his visit, rights activists confirmed Friday, March 30.

Cuba Pentecostal Pastor Injured In Violent Attack, Christians say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor in Cuba was recovering of brain damage Tuesday, March 13, after he was assaulted while trying to challenge the confiscation of a church truck by Communist authorities, Christians said.

Cuba Pastor Blocked From Leaving Country

By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Cuban pastor who was imprisoned and then granted asylum by the United States has been denied permission to leave Cuba, BosNewsLife learned Monday, August 1.  

Pastor’s Wife Facing Cuban Court

By BosNewsLife News Center raul-castro-ruz_3001HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pastor’s wife who miscarried after a neighbour attacked her was due to facing a Cuban court Monday, August 17, on charges of “disturbing the public order” on that day, an international advocacy group said.

Cuba Detains Over 20 Christians In New Crackdown, Activists Say

By BosNewsLife Americas Service HAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly two dozen Christians were briefly detained and prevented from attending a church service in Cuba which was held in support of pastor Pastor Yordi Toranzo who was removed from his post amid government pressure, rights activists confirmed Tuesday, June 28.

NEWS WATCH: Future Gitmo Prisoners Unclear Despite Obama’s Plans

By BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Rodney Drinnen reporting from the United States and Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent at BosNewsLife News Center 060303_guantanamo_vmed_4pwidecWASHINGTON D.C., USA (BosNewsLife) -- The future of hundreds of detainees in the United States prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remained unclear Wednesday, January 28, despite President Barack Obama's promise to close the controversial facility for terrorism suspects.

Cuba Detains Son Devoted Pastor

By BosNewsLife Americas Service gabrielHAVANA, CUBA (BosNewsLife)-- The son of a devoted Christian pastor in Cuba has been jailed on false charges as part of a government effort to pressure his family to halt church activities, but locals call them a "powerful blessing" to the community, Christians say.

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