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Cuban authorities round up activists and block communications as Pope ends visit

Headline Title:  Cuban activists harrassed amid Pope visit 28 March 2012 Cuban human rights activists are facing a surge in harassment in a bid to silence them during the Pope's visit, Amnesty International said. The clampdown has seen an increase in arrests, activists' phones have been disconnected and some have had their houses surrounded to prevent them denouncing abuses during Pope Benedict's tour. Local human rights organizations, including the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, had their phone lines cut off since Monday. The mobile phones…

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