Miami, March 3, 1997 - Agents from the Cuban political police today conducted a raid of the home of Aguileo Cancio Chong, President of the opposition Nationalist Action Party.
State Security conducted a thorough search of Mr. Cancio's home and carried out the arrest. Mr. Cancio was taken to State Security's "Villa Marista" detention center.
Ernesto Velazquez Ravelo, Vice-President of the Liberal Democratic Alliance, notified the Cuban Council Support Group (GACC) in Miami by telephone, urging international vigilance for Mr. Cancio's situation, especially guarding against any threats to this life or physical condition.
Following this arrest, GACC has not been able to establish telephone communications with any other opposition activists inside Cuba, their lines having apparently been disconnected.
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