Raul Castro Denies There Are Political Prisoners in Cuba

"What political prisoners?"

Raul Castro, president of Cuba, was asked at a press conference on Monday about the political prisoners in Cuba.

“Please sir, why do you have Cuban political prisoners? And why don’t you release them?” reporter Jim Acosta, who is of Cuban descent, asked Castro.

“You talked about political prisoners,” Castro said. “What did you say about political prisoners? Can you repeat that question about political prisoners? Did you ask if we had political prisoners? Did you ask if we had political prisoners?”

“I wanted to know why you have Cuban political prisoners and why you don’t release them,” Acosta continued.

“Give me a list of the political prisoners and I will release them immediately. Just mention the list. What political prisoners? Give me a name, or names. Or when after this meeting is over, you can give me a list of political prisoners. And if we have those political prisoners, they will be released before tonight ends.”

Mere hours before President Obama touched down for a historic visit to Cuba, at least 50 political protestors were arrested and detained by authorities.

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