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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-09-06 11:58 AM
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Several U.S. senators blasted the attack on Cuban dissident Martha Beatriz Roque and demanded that Cuba allow its citizens to exercise their rights.


Pushed by a hotel lobby of a different kind, several U.S. senators -- including two who are considering running for president -- on Monday condemned Cuba for the ''beating and intimidation'' of well-known dissident Martha Beatriz Roque in late April.

The effort began in Coral Gables' Biltmore Hotel, where -- in separate visits -- many of the senators got word of the attack on Roque from activists including Ana Navarro, the former Nicaraguan ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, whose boyfriend, Gene Prescott, is the hotel's proprietor.

''It was all a matter of coincidence and really talking to them with the truth,'' Navarro said. ``When policy makers are faced with the truth, they take action.''

U.S. senators Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Bill Nelson of Florida led the charge to introduce a resolution Monday blasting the attack on Roque and demanding that Cuba allow its citizens to exercise their rights. Also listed as co-sponsors are potential presidential candidates Democrat Joseph Biden and Republican John McCain.

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  -U.S. senators condemn beating Freddie Stubbs  May-09-06 11:58 AM   #0 
  - Will these same senators pass a resolution allowing Americans  rkc3   May-09-06 12:00 PM   #1 
  - Joementum Limpmann and MBNA Biden again  saigon68   May-09-06 12:18 PM   #9 
  - Do they speak out about  lumpy   May-09-06 12:41 PM   #13 
  - If only they were as concerned about beatings at Guantanamo.  tanyev   May-09-06 12:02 PM   #2 
  - God, these four ass-wipes give me a break  IChing   May-09-06 12:06 PM   #3 
  - Should Senators also be silent on what is going on in Darfur as well?  Freddie Stubbs   May-09-06 01:29 PM   #14 
  - lip service... propaganda... the repukes are for human rights in words  superconnected   May-09-06 12:09 PM   #4 
  - They use the "Not in my backyard" mentality on exercising rights.  jobycom   May-09-06 12:16 PM   #6 
  - Over half of the bill's sponsors are Democrats  Freddie Stubbs   May-09-06 12:17 PM   #7 
     - Dino Democrats....Democratic party members in name only...n/t  IChing   May-09-06 12:18 PM   #10 
        - Absoltely. Lieberman has been playing to the right-wing exiles for years,  Judi Lynn   May-09-06 12:25 PM   #12 
        - Do real Democrats support what the Cuban government is doing?  Freddie Stubbs   May-09-06 01:30 PM   #15 
  - Cuba just has smaller free-speech zones than America.  jobycom   May-09-06 12:14 PM   #5 
  - Did they yank her out of an incubator, too? Did they threaten her...  Media_Lies_Daily   May-09-06 12:18 PM   #8 
  - Very sad, terrifying story from a dissident, according to the story.  Judi Lynn   May-09-06 12:23 PM   #11 

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