Artist and opposition leader Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara was one of the dozens of dissident leaders arrested after the protests began in Cuba. If the communist Castro dictatorship survives, they plan to put him away for a long time.
Regime to charge Luis Manuel Otero with assault, resistance, and contempt
Artist and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, the leader of the San Isidro Movement, will be charged for the alleged crimes of assault, resistance, and contempt, according to statements made by art curator Anamelys Ramos on social media.
The activist said on Facebook that Otero Alcantara was taken from the Villa Marista State Security jail to a penitentiary known as Vivac. From there he will be transferred to a prison in Guanajay in the Artemisa province.
Anamelys Ramos explained that the artist/activist will be charged with “the same ‘crimes’ they manufactured against dissident rapper Maykel Osorbo.
“Luis was ready for this and for whatever else that may come . . . On July 11 he felt the emotion of liberty in a united people on the streets, dignified, and that’s why he went out. Although they may imprison us all, we won’t back down. We won’t step back from Liberty! Homeland and Life! We are connected!” the activist who is currently in Mexico City wrote.
Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, an artist and opposition leader, was arrested on Sunday July 11 in the midst of the protests that were taking place in Havana.
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