WORLD IN BRIEF : CUBA : 8 Held on Charge of Aiding U.S. Invasion

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Communist government announced it has detained eight leading human rights activists, accusing them of helping prepare for a U.S. invasion. The arrests were announced by the state media in a clear break from a past policy of official silence on such detentions. Unofficial statements identified the detainees as leading members of the Pro-Human Rights Party of Cuba, an outlawed rights group. The crackdown followed repeated assertions by Cuban leaders that the United States might be planning to invade Cuba.

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