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Cuba Pressure on Church Leaders – July 18th 2019

Morning Star News, July 16, 2019 

Authorities in Cuba have notified the presidents of two Christian denominations that they would not be allowed to travel to a religious freedom event in Washington, D.C.

State Security agents have also forcibly detained independent journalist Ricardo Izaguirre, an active member of an unregistered charismatic Christian churches after he visited a human rights watchdog group in Havana.

He has since been held incommunicado by authorities, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

The incidents were the latest in a campaign of repression against the evangelical Christian community in Cuba.

Evangelical leaders suspect mounting pressure on Christians is rooted in their outspoken opposition to proposed constitutional changes aimed at legalizing homosexual marriage in Cuba.  Christians fear it also practically guarantees that the campaign of repression against outspoken Christians will continue.