Faces of religious persecution: Reverend Barroso [video]

The Reverend Mario Félix Lleonart Barroso served as a Baptist minister in Cuba. Living there, he faced regular harassment and detention from Cuban authorities.

“In Cuba, freedoms are ridden roughshod over by the communist system,” he says in an interview with the State Department documenting religious persecution in Cuba.

Watch his story above.

This video is part of an ongoing series documenting the faces of religious persecution. Others include the stories of Pastor Andrew Brunson, Jewher Ilham, Dabrina Bet-Tamraz and Rafida Bonya Ahmed.