Cuban independent journalist Iliana Hernandez marks 38 days under house arrest

If American journalists think they have it tough, they should try reporting in communist Cuba. Better yet, perhaps they can actually report on what their colleagues on the island are suffering.

Via ADN Cuba (my translation):

Iliana Hernández, 38 days under house arrest

On Sunday, Cuban independent journalist and activist Iliana Hernandez marked 38 days of house arrest under surveillance and with police surrounding her home to prevent her freedom of movement, all without a court order authorizing the detention.

The activist took to Twitter on Friday and shared a video of her watchers-repressors carrying out the arbitrary and constant police siege on her.

“I’ve been under siege for more than a month, that’s how they spend their day, people who could be out there producing something are paid to watch me as if I were a terrorist. 36 days of this illegal situation because there is no order from a judge authorizing this,” wrote Hernandez.

The regime is carrying out the same tactic against other activists and members of the opposition. In an effort to denounce the situation and absent of any coverage from international media covering Cuba, Hernandez on Sunday called upon the accredited international press stationed on the island to come to her house.

“I am inviting the accredited international press in Cuba to a press conference at my house on 23rd street, No. 8219 e, I and J Cojimar, to explain the situation several journalists and political activists are living through after a month under siege,” Hernandez announced on Twitter.

Her invitation was ignored. This led her to call on the journalists from international news agencies to do their job and not act like state-run media, who hide the reality of life on the island and strive to cover up the repressive and dictatorial nature of the regime.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

3 thoughts on “Cuban independent journalist Iliana Hernandez marks 38 days under house arrest”

  1. If she wants coverage from the foreign press in Cuba, she needs to grow a couple of extra digits, grow a beard or make a model of some famous building. Otherwise, good luck with that. Bunch of frauds.

  2. As for “people who could be out there producing something,” that’s true of the entire government, but being useful is not their goal. Their goal is defined by the prime directive, which is simply to stay in power.

  3. Foreign “journalists” in Cuba, who must play ball with Castro, Inc. to work there, are prostituting themselves and disgracing their profession. Of course, so are LOTS of “journalists” in the US, so there is that.

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