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Cuban approves award-winning blogger’s passport application

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Sanchez warns other dissidents may not be so lucky
Havana - Arabstoday

Sanchez warns other dissidents may not be so lucky Leading Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, who has repeatedly been refused permission to leave Cuba, said she had received a passport and can travel abroad. "Incredible! They called me at home [from the Migration Office] to tell me my passport was ready! They just gave it to me!" Sanchez, aged 37, wrote on her Twitter account.
"I am both happy and sad; on the one hand, I have my documents to be able to travel, but many of my friends like [dissident] Angel Moya, are not going to be allowed," explained Sanchez, who applied for her passport on January 14.
The award-winning activist did not immediately announce specific travel plans.
Moya, husband of Ladies in White group leader Berta Soler, was denied his passport because he is out of prison on parole. The ladies' group is made up of relatives of political prisoners.
Sanchez, who is critical of the government in her blog Generation Y, had a visa to visit Brazil last year but was unable to travel there because she had no passport and was refused one.
She won the Ortega y Gasset prize for best online journalism, granted by Spain's El Pais newspaper, in 2008. She was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2008 and CNN has called her blog among the world's 25 best.
Sanchez, however, is not well known in Havana and even less so elsewhere in Cuba, where all opposition is outlawed. Most Cubans do not have Internet access.
Just this month, the Americas' only one-party Communist regime dropped a decades-old vestige of the Cold War and enabled most of the country's people to travel freely.
Previously, Cubans needed government permission, invitation letters and costly passport and visas to leave, in a country where the average salary is under $20 a month.
The government has said sports stars and Communist Party leaders, however, still will not have access to passports without special permission.
But the travel reform also eliminates messy red tape for the two million or so Cubans living abroad who want to visit the island, including athletes and others who defected while overseas.
Rights groups slammed the previous system for impeding Cubans' basic freedom of movement.
The United States has said it planned no change in its policy toward Cuban migrants.
Under a policy dating to the Cold War, the United States still grants any Cuban who reaches US soil legal residency on request. No such US policy exists for nationals of any other country.

Source: AFP
 

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