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Hope that the next pope will not forget Sonia Garro or Cuba’s prisoners of conscience

Upon the news that Pope Benedict XVI will step down, we all have hope the new Pope will not forget or overlook the many prisoners of conscience in Cuba languishing in Castro prisons. And we also hope he will say a prayer for Sonia Garro, a human rights activist and Lady in White who has been unjustly imprisoned by the Castro dictatorship since last year's visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict XVI.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

On Pope Benedict XVI's Retirement

This morning, Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement.

We wish the Pope well in his retirement years.

Moreover, we pray his successor will not forget those Cuban activists who were imprisoned during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba last year -- and who still remain imprisoned.

Namely, Sonia Garro.

Sonia Garro, a member of The Ladies in White pro-democracy movement, has been imprisoned by the Castro regime -- without trial or charges -- since March 18th, 2012.

In the wave of repression leading up to Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba, Castro's secret police raider her home, shot her with rubber bullets and imprisoned her.

She has been repeatedly abused and beaten in the infamous Manto Negro women's prison.

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