Cuban dissident artist Aniette Gonzalez is facing years in a Castro gulag for wearing a Cuban flag in a protest supporting imprisoned Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara. This is socialism in action.
Cuban woman may go to prison for taking photos wearing the nation’s flag
Aniette Gonzalez was arrested in Camagüey by uniformed police and plainclothes agents on March 23. Since then, she has been held incommunicado at Villa Maria Luisa, the State Security headquarters of that province,
The activist was arrested for posting photos of herself on social media wrapped in the Cuban flag. According to journalist Hector Luis Cocho, she is accused of “insulting national symbols.”
“Activist Lenelis Delgado was able to speak with Major Barroso from the Interior Ministry who informed her that activist Aniette Gonzalez is being oppressed by an investigator named Axel. No one is allowed to see her or even send her cigarettes, and she will be charged for the crime of insulting national symbols. The same Interior Ministry major said that next Monday, the prosecutor will arrive to formally charge her,” said Cocho.
Over the past week, Cubans have retaken an initiative of posting photos of themselves with national symbols as a show of solidarity. The performance titled “The flag belongs to all” is done in solidarity with artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, who is imprisoned in the Guanajay maximum security prison for the crime of insulting national symbols, disrespect, and disorderly conduct.
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