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Cuban journalist expelled from Havana for the ninth time in two years




Journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias of the Hablemos Press agency was detained on Sept. 30 and is currently awaiting expulsion from the Cuban capital of Havana to his hometown of Camagüey in the east of the communist country.

Martínez has been arrested three times this year and expelled from Havana nine times in the last two years, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Cuban police arrested more than 2,500 independent journalists from Hablemos Press for political reasons, the agency reported.

The Cuban government also recently revoked the press credentials of the foreign correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El País.



2 comments

 
umar78 wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Hi Everyone!

The move is the latest in a new crackdown on civic groups and dissident organisations in recent months that Reporters Without Borders condemned today as a attempt by the regime to roll back growing social demands the organisation warned would continue to grow in the wake of the release earlier this year of all the countrys remaining imprisoned journalists.

 
Pressure Washing Tampa wrote 4 years 41 weeks ago

Cuban journalist expelled from Havana for the ninth time in two

Cuba has been plagued with its political saga for years and this is just another chapter in the story.

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