Cuban activists under arrest for attempts to speak out

Tania Bruguera. (Blog de Tania Bruguera)
Tania Bruguera. (Blog de Tania Bruguera)

31 de diciembre 2015 - 16:48

Havana/Contacted by phone at her home, the director of 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, said that Tania Bruguera was under arrest at the Acosta Police Station in the Diez de Octubre municipality in Havana.

Reinaldo Escobar was released from the same station Tuesday night at 10:00 pm. Escobar affirmed that he saw Tania “wearing the gray uniform of a convict,” It is still unknown when Bruguera will be released.

The two police cars surrounding Yoani Sanchez’s building have been removed and the director of this digital daily is no longer under house arrest.

The 14ymedio reporter Victor Ariel Gonzalez is still being detained, in Guanabacoa. The whereabouts of Eliecer Avila, the photographer Claudio Fuentes and his partner, Eva Baquero remain unknown. Antonio Rodiles of Estados de Sats also remains in custody.

These detentions were carried out to impede several activists from participating in a performance organized by Tania Bruguera titled “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” to demand freedom of expression for Cuban’s citizens scheduled for December 30th.

Developing news.

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