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75 Imprisoned Cuban Dissidents Cited in Parade Magazine

The spring, 2003 arrests and lengthy prison sentences of the 75 Cuban journalists, writers, and independent librarians receive some much-needed attention this Sunday, February 22, in a Parade Magazine article, “The World’s 10 Worst Dictators,” by journalist David Wallechinsky. The reporter interviewed human rights organizations to determine this year’s list, and focused on the spring, 2003 crackdown to justify listing Fidel Castro as the 9th “World’s Worst Dictator” (a ranking Castro earned last year, as well). Parade is distributed to over 300 Sunday papers, and has a readership of over 78 million.

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