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Black Spring of 2003: A former Cuban prisoner speaks

A photo of police taking away Espinosa Chepe hangs in his home.

March 18, 19, and 20 will mark the sixth anniversary of the detention of 75 peaceful journalists and librarians, as well as human rights activists, convicted weeks later to up to 28 years in jail during summary trials. Fifty-four of these innocent people, who demanded a democratic society and respect for human rights, remain imprisoned under inhumane conditions; 20 of them are journalists.  

March 17, 2009 4:31 PM ET

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