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Protestant evangelical pastors harassed and arrested

Protestant evangelical pastors harassed and arrested

HAVANA, Cuba, June 1 (Juan Carlos González / www.cubanet.org) – Various
protestant preachers were arrested last week in the province of Las
Tunas y Camagüey and threatened with jail on charges of being a "social
danger," to society, said one of them, Luis Yoel Barbuena.

Barbuena said the police chief in the area where he lives came several
times to his home and told him he could be jailed for four years for
evangelizing and using audio equipment without a license. He said he
preaches in his own home, not in a church.

He said Pastor Bernardo de Quesada and his wife, Damaris Machín, were
arrested on the highway to Santa Cruz del Sur when they tried to go to
Camagüey for the trial of a dissident.

Pastors Tomasa Victoria Ayala and Jorge Zellero said they lost their
livelihood when police closed the carpenter shop which they operated on
their own.

http://www.miamiherald.com/1447/story/1077372.html

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