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Berta Soler

Berta Soler

HRD, Leader
Damas de Blanco Laura Pollán

Berta Soler is the leader of the movement Damas de Blanco Laura Pollán, that was created in 2003 to advocate for the release of political prisoners in Cuba. Damas de Blanco Laura Pollán members are frequently subject to harassment during their weekly protests in Havana.


2015 saw a number of rapid developments with respect to the diplomatic status of the island with the restoration of diplomatic relations with the United States. Human rights defenders remain vigilant, even if they are hopeful for change, and the government has yet to prove a commitment to human rights. The Cuban government controls all the media and those who advocate for freedom of expression are being constantly targeted for their legitimate human rights work.


Interview with Ladies in White Leader Berta Soler