Arbitrary arrests of dissidents have been occurring for more than 62 years in communist Cuba. And they will continue as long as the international community gives impunity to the Castro dictatorship.
Opposition activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara arrested and detained for half an hour
Cuban independent artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, the leader of the San Isidro Movement, was arrested on Wednesday while he spoke on the phone with Yenisleidy Borroto, known as Afrik Reina. A half an hour later, he was released.
Afrik Reina reported the arbitrary arrest on Facebook: “At this moment they have just arrested Luis Manuel. We were talking on the phone and suddenly he tells me he’s being arrested and the call got cut off,” the artist wrote.
The government’s agents of repression released Otero Alcantara a half hour after his arbitrary arrest, the opposition leader said. He posted a photo on Facebook with his uncle Enix Berrio saying “I just got released.”
Just a few hours earlier, Human Rights Watch had publicly denounced the “systematic abuses” of human rights in Cuba along with the government’s oppressive mechanisms used against artists, journalists, and other members of the opposition in the country.
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