Journalists! Journalists!

Where forth art thou, Journalists?

Would someone tell the MSM to stop hitting the snooze button and wake the hell up?

Prison officials try to forcibly reeducate independent journalist

CIEGO DE ÁVILA, Cuba, April 4 (Luis Esteban Espinosa, Agencia Jóvenes sin Censura / www.cubanet.org) – Imprisoned independent journalist Normando Hernández González says he was thrown down a flight of stairs by the “reeducator” of the Kilo 5 prison where he’s serving a 25-year sentence.

Hernández González told the Cuban Foundation of Human Rights in a telephone call that Reinier Armenteros Pulgarón twisted his arm, threw him down the stairs and dragged him to a solitary confinement cell when he refused to accept reeducating. He said he shouted “Down with the tyranny of Fidel Castro” and “Long live human rights” as he was being dragged.

The prisoner’s wife, Yaraí Reyes Marín, said the incident occurred March 28 and that her husband was held in solitary confinement for seven hours.

Independent journalist held by police in Havana

HAVANA, April 4 (Leonel Alberto Pérez Belette / www.cubanet.org) – Independent journalist Julio Aleaga Pesant has been held since March 31 by the national police at a station in the capital’s Vedado district on a charge of lewdness.

According to Aleaga’s wife, police showed up at their home and took a computer and documents and her husband to the station. A Cuban woman accused him on posting on the Internet photos of her.

Aleaga is an advisor to the Cuban Liberal Movement

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