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01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Belinda Salas: Cuban Activist Beaten By Police

Mexico City - On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Wednesday -- a day when Cuban dissidents traditionally gather for protest marches -- Belinda Salas, a leading Cuban activist, was beaten by Cuban police, she said via telephone in Havana.

Ms. Salas, the director for the Latin American Foundation of Rural Women (FLAMUR), says she, her husband, and another couple were leaving the US Interests Section in Havana, where the group regularly sends e-mails and news to Cuban activist groups based in the US and Europe, when two police cars stopped next to them. Eight officers began to beat them on the street, just after 1 p.m. Tuesday, and detained her husband and the two other activists.

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