Castro regime releases detained opposition members
Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia
Angel Moya

After detaining two former prisoners of conscience from the Group of 75 over the weekend to prevent them from participating in public demonstrations, the regime of Cuban dictator Raul Castro has released Jose Daniel Ferrer Garica and Angel Moya:

Cuba dissidents freed after weekend detention

HAVANA (AP) — The wife of one of two prominent Cuban dissidents who were arrested and held over the weekend says both men are now free.

Berta Soler says her husband, Angel Moya, and opposition activist Jose Daniel Ferrer were released earlier Monday. The men were detained Friday as they prepared to hold a protest march in the eastern Cuban town of Palma Soriano.

The arrests were the first involving members of a group of 75 former political prisoners since the last of the group was freed earlier this year. The men were arrested in a notorious 2003 sweep against intellectuals and social commentators.