One day after his release, Castro State Security arrests protesting Cuban independent artist again

It was less than 24 hours of freedom for Cuban independent artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara before State Security arrested him once again. He is currently under siege by the socialist regime at his grandmother’s home.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

Luis Manuel Otero under siege at his grandmother’s home

Claudia Genlui is reporting that after she and Cuban activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara were arrested on Wednesday morning, State Security took the San Isidro Movement leader to his grandmother’s home and took her to her house. Both find themselves under siege by agents of the regime who are preventing them from coming out.

“Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara was dropped off at his grandmother’s home, but they are not allowing him to leave there. We are all detained. The is the truce of peace? What are they scared of?” wrote the art curator on Facebook.

In an audio recording sent to CubaNet, Genlui says those who arrested them gave no explanations as to why they were being detained and prevented from leaving their homes. “I don’t understand it, it breaks one of the principle demands that were agreed to with the Ministry of Culture,” she said.

“The repression continues and it could be they fear we will join together to continue talking about further demands we were supposed to present to the ministry in a meeting they agreed to later this week,” she added.

Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara was arrested on Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after he had been released from the hospital he was being held at after a protest and hunger strike that went on for almost 10 days.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

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