The coordinator of the Movimiento Cristiano Liberación (Christian Liberation Movement), Oswaldo Paya, denounced the detention of several members of the organization by state security agents.
In a statement, Paya said the detention occurred last weekend during a visit he made to various provinces. "A number of leaders of the movement were detained, including Agustin Cervantes and Jose Alba Castro. In addition, his family and his father-in-law, who is gravely ill with cancer, received harassing phone calls," Paya said.
These incidents "reveal that the Cuban government is very concerned about Oswaldo Paya’s connections with activists and citizens due to the growing sympathy for the Varela Project and for National Dialogue."