Laura Pollán Toledo, who rallied the wives of jailed Cuban dissidents, dies at 63

The CPJ remembers Cuban human rights advocate Laura Pollán Toledo who died in Havana on Friday.  Founding the Ladies in White after the arrest of her husband, journalist Hector Maseda Gutiérrez during the Cuban government’s 2003 Black Spring crackdown on the press and dissent, Pollán worked endlessly for justice.  Earlier this year she was rewarded for her efforts and was reunited with her husband after 8 years of struggle.  The New York Times celebrates her life and struggle in a piece from October 16.

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