By Karen DeYoung
Cuba has released more than two dozen political prisoners in the past two days, following a pledge to free detainees as part of last month’s agreement to normalize relations with the United States, according to human rights groups and activists.
The Miami-based Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba listed 28 prisoners it said were released, most of them on Thursday. Yoani Sanchez, a blogger who writes frequently from Havana about human rights issues, said 26 had been released.
It was unclear how many, if any, of those said to have been released were part of a list of 53 prisoners, compiled by the Obama administration, that Cuba agreed to free during negotiations with the White House over normalization.