Are there political prisoners in Cuba?

Cuban President Raul Castro, right, who only reluctantly agreed to face unscripted questions alongside US President Barack Obama as part of the latter's historic visit to Havana in March, reacted with an angry denial when an American journalist asked about the fate of political prisoners on the islandIt was one of the most awkward moments of a press conference that was full of them: when an American journalist asked Cuban President Raul Castro about the fate of political prisoners on the island. Castro, who had only reluctantly agreed to face unscripted questions alongside US President Barack Obama as part of the latter’s historic visit to Havana in March, reacted with an angry denial. “After this meeting is over, you can give me a list of political prisoners, and if we have those political prisoners, they will all be released before the night ends,” he said.

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