Independent librarian fired from government job

03/23/2010 12:19 PM

03/23/2010 12:20 PM

HAVANA, Cuba, March 23 (Aini Martín Valero, ALAS, www.cubanet.org) - José Ignacio Oropesa Almora says he was fired from his job as a truck driver for the state oil company because he’s an independent librarian.

He said his superior at Cuba Petróleo (CUPET) told him at the beginning of the month that he should resign because he was not a reliable worker.

He said on several occasions when driving a truck he was filmed by state investigators obviously trying to document improper behavior. He said stickers carrying dissident saying “Cambio” (Change) appeared at the oil company.

Oropesa Almora works at an independent library on Vía Blanca in the Bahía district of eastern Havana.

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