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US 'deeply concerned' by arrests in Cuba

Cuban dissidents pose wearing masks depicting US President Barack Obama and holding pictures of imprisoned dissidents as they protest against the reopening of the US embassy in the island, on August 9, 2015The United States is “deeply concerned” about recent arrests of dissidents in Cuba, but this will not affect a landmark visit to Havana by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the State Department said Monday. About 90 activists, some wearing masks with the image of US President Barack Obama, were briefly detained Sunday during a march in Havana led by the Ladies in White, a dissident group founded by wives of political prisoners. All were released after about four and a half hours in custody, the dissident group said.

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