19 Feb '11, 9am

www.Havanatur.com Family of late Cuba hunger striker receive US visas: HAVANA, Cuba - Thirteen relatives of Cuba...

HAVANA, Cuba - Thirteen relatives of Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata, who died a year ago after an 85-day hunger strike, have been issued visas to emigrate to the United States, Zapata's mother said Friday. "We already have the visas and all (US) documents necessary to travel to the United States, which approved us as political refugees," Reina Tamayo told AFP. But Tamayo, her husband and another dissident were arrested, according to family members who said the detention was likely temporary. Tamayo was arrested along with her husband Jose Ortiz and dissident Daniel Mesa while inquiring at a police station about immigration procedures, according to the woman's son Jose Zapato. They managed to contact the family before their arrest and said police detained them for "lack of respect," Jose Zapato said. But Reina Maria Zapata, Tamayo's daughter, said she expected the three to ...

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