Laura Pollán Toledo/CPJ Guest Blogger

Laura Pollán Toledo is the wife of the newly freed Cuban journalist Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez and a leader of the Ladies in White, a group that advocated for the release of their unjustly imprisoned spouses and loved ones.

Pollán and Maseda, their love still rooted, are together again. (AP/Franklin Reyes)

A new spring, and a couple’s devotion blossoms anew

When I wake up and sense my husband’s body next to mine, I ask myself if I’m dreaming or if it is true that he has returned to our home.Eight years have passed since 75 Cubans were uprooted from their homes for thinking differently than the governmental discourse and having the courage to express it…

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