Cuban rapper arrested by State Security for filming video about COVID-19

Cuban rapper Maykel “El Osorbo” Castillo

While the international media is quoting verbatim the dubious coronavirus information being pushed by Cuba’s socialist dictatorship, State Security agents are roaming the island arresting anyone who dares to broadcast the truth to the world.

Via FreeMuse:

Cuban rapper Maykel Osorbo was detained by the National Revolution Police while recording a Facebook Live video in which he spoke about local politics and COVID-19, reported CubaNet.  

Police claimed that the artist was broadcasting images that are illegal under Decree 370 and accused the artist of “contempt” and contributing to the “spread of epidemics”

The video of Osorbo’s arrest is circulated on social media channels.

According to Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Decree 370 establishes legal norms for the “informatization of society” in Cuba and punishes “hosting a site on servers located in a foreign country, other than as a mirror or replica of the main site on servers located in national territory” and “to disseminate, through public networks of data transmission, information contrary to the social interest, morals, good manners and integrity of people.”  

Additionally, epidemic propagation is regulated in Cuba by Article 187 of the Penal Code and by Decree 272 /article 19.  

This is Osorbo’s second arrest this year as he was arrested by the police in Habana on 17 March 2020 and detained for four hours without any explanation given according to Ciber Cuba.  

This is what socialism looks like in Cuba. This is socialism in action.