The U.S. government says it "strongly deplores" the attacks on three Cuban bloggers last week in Havana.State Department spokesman Ian Kelly issued a statement Monday
condemning the assault against bloggers Yoani Sanchez, Orlando Luis
Pardo and Claudia Cadelo. Cuban government agents allegedly detained
and beat the three activists as they made their way to a peaceful
The Cuban government has not commented on the incident.
has won international awards for her blog "Generation Y." She says she
was snatched off the street, beaten and shoved into a car. She says
she was released a short time later.
The U.S. State Department
says it has expressed its concern about the alleged beatings to the
Cuban government, and it will continue to check on the well-being and
medical care of the victims.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.