Cuban Dissident Group Ladies in White Co-Founder Berta Soler to Visit University of Miami

Soler will meet with Miami exiles Saturday night.

By Christine Armario
|  Saturday, Apr 27, 2013  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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Ladies in White Leader Berta Soler to Visit UM

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Berta Soler (C) and other women with the dissident Ladies in White group, also known as 'Damas de Blanco', march together after a church service a day before Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to arrive in Cuba on March 25, 2012 in Havana, Cuba.

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One of the founders of a Cuban opposition group awarded Europe's top human rights prize is meeting with exiles in Miami.

Berta Soler will visit the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami on Saturday.

Soler is a co-founder of the Ladies in White, a group of wives and mothers formed in 2003 after the arrests of 75 government opponents.

The Cuban government has detained the women from time to time and sent pro-government crowds to shout at them. But their demonstrations proved successful. All of the political prisoners arrested in the crackdown a decade ago have since been released.

Soler and other members accepted the European Union's Sakharov Prize on Tuesday, eight years after receiving the award.

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