Spanish newspaper ABC’s Cuban correspondent released: he arrested for covering up protests against dictatorship

Spokeswoman Camila Acosta will be placed under house arrest

Camila Agosta, an independent Cuban journalist, is a contributor to the Spanish newspaper ABC in Havana. He was released after spending four days in jail, and he will be placed under house arrest. The newspaper published the news this Friday.

Acosta Cuban agents were arrested last Monday as he was leaving his home, from which they took work equipment such as a computer., According to the ABC, is an indictment often used in the country against protesters.

The day before, he had covered up the protests in Havana on Sunday, July 11., The largest in the Caribbean for more than six decades.

Authorities accused the journalist of “contempt” and “public disorder.”, Their relatives told the ABC.

Journalists were arrested for covering up protests against the island's dictatorship
Journalists were arrested for covering up protests against the island’s dictatorship

The newspaper reports that Camila Acosta is its correspondent in Havana The Cuban regime denies it because it does not have the official recognition of a foreign journalist.

Acosta is a well-known Cuban independent journalist With important positions towards the Miguel Theos-Colonel government. He has also worked for the portal Cubanet, One of the main opposition media outlets, has been arrested on previous occasions.

His arrest had a strong impact on Spain, The Spanish Federation of Journalists (FAPE) and Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez demanded his “immediate release.”

Clashes erupted during Sunday’s protests and hundreds of people were arrested. International organizations report them as activists, opponents and independent journalists.

Cuban Independent Journalists Condemn Increased Harassment by Authorities Last Year (PHOTO: EFE)
Cuban Independent Journalists Condemn Increased Harassment by Authorities Last Year (PHOTO: EFE)

Some of those arrested have been released, while others are in police stations and jails across the country, while the government has not provided details about those arrested.

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Cuban Independent Journalists They have condemned the increase in harassment by authorities over the past year, From home arrests to police quotes, confiscation of equipment or internet access restrictions.

400 Details / Missing

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned it, Five days after the social upheaval in Cuba, Are “About 400” arrested / missing on the island.

HRW denounces missing / missing about 400 prisoners in Cuba (Photo: REUTERS)
HRW denounces missing / missing about 400 prisoners in Cuba (Photo: REUTERS)

The whereabouts of many of them are unknown. In many cases, the regime has detained authorized activists and journalists for obvious purposes Prevent them from participating in or reporting demonstrations”, He promised Jose Miguel Vivanco, Managing Director of the United States Division of that voluntary charity.

In a series of posts on his Twitter account, Vivanko also mentioned this.Many have been arrested while leaving their homes or walking down the street”.

(With information from EFE)

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