Cuba dissidents says 36 opposition activists freed in last two days

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 09, 2015 6:56 AM

HAVANA (Reuters) - One of Cuba's most prominent dissident groups said on Friday that 36 opposition activists have been freed in the last two days as part of a deal to improve relations between Havana and Washington that was announced last month.

The dissident Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) said in a statement that 29 of its members were among the 36 released, and it said almost all of those freed were released on condition that they report regularly to the authorities.

(Reporting by Daniel Wallis; Editing by David Adams)