CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami/AP) – A co-founder of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White, a group of wives and mothers that formed in 2003 after the arrests of 75 government opponents, is meeting with exiles in Miami.
Berta Soler will visit the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami Saturday.
Soler and other members accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize Tuesday, eight years after receiving the award. She has only been allowed to leave the island.
The Cuban government has detained the women from time to time and sent pro-government crowds to shout at them. But their demonstrations proved successful. All of the political prisoners arrested in the crackdown a decade ago have since been released.
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)