The Ladies in White Association (Asociación de las Damas de Blanco) informs [in Spanish] on their website that yesterday (today) Sunday 20 June 2010, around 80 Ladies attended Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church in La Habana.

“Here are all the wives of political prisoners from [the provinces] of Pinar del Río, Matanzas, and the great majority of the ones from Oriente y Villa Clara" said Berta Soler, a leader of the group.

There were 5 children among the ladies. They are the children of political prisoners.

Seventy five of the Ladies in White in attendance, marched on Quinta Avenida [Fifth Avenue] in the Miramar neighborhood of La Habana, as they have done for the past seven years. The other five could not march due to their advanced age.

Reina Luisa Tamayo, mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo and a Lady in White herself, was at the church, and later joined the march.

Marching with the Ladies, albeit in a wheelchair to which he has been confined due to his seriously deteriorated health, was recently released political prisoner Ariel Sigler Amaya.

The Ladies in White continue to march every Sunday for the immediate and unconditional release of their relatives, and all Cuban political prisoners.

“The recent transfers of 12 prisoners have helped their families, but we fight for their release, for their return to their houses, to their homes, because they are innocent”, said Laura Pollán, wife of imprisoned journalist Héctor Maseda.

“We will continue the struggle until they are all released from prison” stated Pollán.

Hat tip and photos, Marc Masferrer

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