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Oct. 6, 1999.

GOVERNMENT AGENTS HARASS SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS By Mary Miranda, Cuba Free Press.

HAVANA - Cuban government agents have been harassing a small community of Seventh Day Adventists in Fomento, Sancti Spíritus province, in central Cuba.

Most recently, an unidentified agent said Manuel Michell Peña was spreading the word of God during his spare time. Office of State Security (OSS) Capt. 'Marcelo' and 1st. Lt. 'Padrón' asked Peña to leave the area and labeled him a "Palestinian" which in Cuba means illegal internal migrant.

Eight adventists had arrived in the area two years ago and at that time the authorities assigned them 50 acres on which to plant coffee. In the beginning the eight collected about 7,000 measures of coffee beans. This year the collective reported a decrease to 60 measures. There are only three adventists left since the police chief, Edel Rodríguez Jiménez subjected them to harassing tactics.

Mary Miranda, Cuba Free Press.


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