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The Roman Catholic Church denounced acts of abuse by pro-government crowds against a prominent Cuban opposition group, adding Monday that the government of President Raul Castro has assured it that officials were not behind the violence.
Canada's opposition parties Wednesday urged the Conservative government to expel the billionaire brother-in-law of ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
The Roman Catholic Church on Monday announced the names of three more Cuban political prisoners who will be released from jail as the government rapidly makes good on a promise to free 52 dissidents arrested in a 2003 sweep.
Cuba's Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday revealed the names of six more political prisoners to be released into exile in Spain under an agreement with President Raul Castro's government.
"Violence of any type against defenseless people has no justification," Mr. Marquez wrote in a statement sent to foreign journalists. "The Cuban government ... has communicated to the Church that no order to assault these people came from any national decision center."
Church spokesman Orlando Marquez said Alexis Borges, Victor Jesus Hechavarria, Osmel Arevalos Nunez and Rodrigo Gelacio Santos are all to be let go in coming days.