The Cuban government has freed two more of the 75 dissidents imprisoned last year in a crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
The government released Orlando Fundora and Carmelo Diaz Friday for health reasons. Their release brings to four the number from the group who have been set free because of their medical conditions. Miguel Valdes Tamayo was released last week and Julio Valdes in April.
In March 2003, Cuba rounded up 75 activists and sentenced them to between six and 28 years in prison for allegedly plotting with the United States to undermine Fidel Castro’s government.
Also last week, Cuba released four other dissidents who had been jailed since 2002 without trial.