Cuba frees dissident who won award from Bush

HAVANA - One of Cuba's leading

dissidents, Oscar Elias Biscet, was freed from prison on Friday
and vowed to keep protesting against the government that had
just released him.

Biscet, 49, was one of the last of 52 political prisoners

President Raul Castro promised to release in an accord with
Cuba's Catholic Church last July. Just three of them remain
behind bars.

The 52 had been jailed since a 2003 government crackdown on

opponents known as Cuba's "Black Spring" that strained the
communist-led island's international relations.