Monday, May 24, 2010

Prisoner transfers and releases coming?

Reuters reported Saturday and AP yesterday that the Cuban government has told Church officials that political prisoners will be transferred this week to jails closer to their homes (to families’ frustration, they are often jailed very far from their homes) and some will be moved to hospitals for medical care.

It’s not clear when or how this will take place, or if the transfer to hospitals will amount to a de facto suspension of the sentences for those prisoners, as has happened to others released for medical reasons.

Also: Cuban Colada translates excerpts of Cardinal Ortega’s press conference last week and links to the transcript (pdf) of it.

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