The following is a statement released earlier today by Ladies in White Member Magaly Otero Suárez:

Havana, Cuba.- February 27, 2015.

Statement
Movement Ladies in White Laura Pollan.

We, members of the Ladies in White Laura Pollan Movement, publicly declare our full support to our leader Berta Soler Fernández, and we reaffirm our confidence in her leadership to represent the patriotic interests of our peaceful struggle. We are convinced of her personal merits, honesty and extraordinary modesty.

Our organization recognizes that during these difficult years of struggle for freedom, democracy and respect for human rights and the constant violent and rude repression against members of our movement throughout the island, Berta Soler has managed to represent the movement in any national or international forum always aiming at improving the performance of our movement. Every Sunday she encourages us to continue our nonviolent resistance struggle for freedom of all political prisoners and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.

We know her civic apostolate, a continuation of the legacy bequeathed to us by our beloved leader Laura Pollan, will remain unchanged, sovereign and incorruptible, in our immense love for Cuba.

We, Damas de Blanco who strive in Cuba for the unconditional release of all political prisoners and the full respect for human rights in our country, reaffirm the leadership of Berta Soler Fernández as head of the organization and its board.

And for the information of all concerned, inside and outside the country, we sign this, the 27th day of February 2015, where all members of the National Executive and representatives of each of the provinces were present.

Members of the Movement Damas de Blanco Laura Pollan.

Attached to the declaration are the signatures by all the member of the Damas de Blanco Laura Pollan Movement in total agreement.

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