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A Cuban pastor who has faced false accusations of illicit economic activity, falsification of documents, and human trafficking (click here for more details) has been sentenced to six years in prison, according to a July 10 report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Pastor Omar Gude Perez's home will also be confiscated as part of the sentence. Local Christians believe the sentencing is due to Pastor Perez's leadership in the Apostolic Reformation, a fast growing Christian denomination that is not recognized by the government. More than 20 other church leaders in Cuba have been arrested and threatened in recent months.

To learn more about the opposition facing Christians in Cuba, visit the Cuba Country Report.