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Minister offers condolences on death of Cuban human rights activist Laura Pollan

FCO Minister Jeremy Browne said the activist's death was a major blow to those fighting for greater political freedoms in Cuba.

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Speaking today, the FCO Minister of State, Jeremy Browne said:

“I was saddened to learn of the death of Laura Pollan. A passionate human rights activist, she campaigned tirelessly for the release of political prisoners in Cuba. Her weekly marches in Havana, together with her fellow Ladies in White, helped bring about a positive process that led to the welcome release of all remaining prisoners of conscience. Her passing is a major blow to those fighting for greater civil and political freedoms in Cuba.”

Laura Pollan was 63.

Published 16 October 2011