Nine more journalists detained, bringing total to 19
March 20, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, March 20, 2003— In the second day of a sweeping crackdown on the political opposition and the independent press in Cuba, police arrested nine more independent journalists last night, bringing the total detained to 19.
The nine journalists—Manuel Vázquez Portal, Héctor Maseda, Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Adolfo Fernández Saínz, Mario Enrique Mayo, Fabio Prieto Llorente, Pablo Pacheco, Normando Hernández, and Carmelo Díaz Fernández—are presumably being held at the offices of the State Security Department, Cuba's political police.
As in the March 18 operation in which ten journalists were arrested, police raided and searched the nine journalists' homes, confiscating books, archive and research materials, cameras, and computers.
Journalists face arrest, intimidation during Party Congress
April 20, 2011 5:18 PM ET
New York, April 20, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a string of recent arrests of journalists from the Havana-based news outlet Centro de Información Hablemos Press, preventing them from reporting on the Communist Party Congress held in Havana this week. CPJ called on the Cuban government to...
Ending dark era, Cuba frees last jailed journalist
April 8, 2011 3:31 PM ET
New York, April 8, 2011--The Cuban government on Thursday released the last journalist remaining in its prisons, ending a dark, eight-year-long era in which the island nation was one of the world's worst jailers of the press, at one time imprisoning nearly 30 independent reporters and writers. The Committee...