Three weeks after they were arrested for approaching Pope Francis with their message before his first Mass in Cuba, three activists with the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) remain in jail and on hunger strike.
On Sunday, 200 members of UNPACU, perhaps the largest opposition group on the island, will take to the streets to demand the release of Zaqueo Báez, María Josefa Acón and Ismael Bonet and all political prisoners, said the group's leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia.
"We will also be protesting against the arbitrary seizures of our organization's media works," Ferrer said.
Ferrer also said the UNPACU members will participate in various activities across the island. For example, in Havana, they will join with the Ladies In White (Damas De Blanco) as they gather in Gandhi Park after Mass. Cuban police have targeted the Damas and other activists for repression for at least the past 24 Sundays.