Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez

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A cafeteria in Baracoa, Guantánamo. Security forces detained a journalist from the Cuban province and confiscated work equipment. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

Independent journalist detained in eastern Cuba

New York, June 23, 2017–Cuban authorities should immediately release independent journalist Manuel Alejandro León Velázquez and return his equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. State security forces and Interior Ministry officials detained León Velázquez around 4 p.m. yesterday in the eastern province of Guantánamo, according to his news website Diario de Cuba and…

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