Dissidents protest colleague’s removal from Banes

HOLGUÍN, Cuba, July 9 (María Antonia Hidalgo / – Dissidents in Banes in Holguín province congregated in front of the headquarters of the National Revolutionary Police after one of their human rights colleagues, Ezequiel Morales, was arrested.

According to Marlon Martorell, president of the College of Independent Teachers in the eastern region, Morales had been detained on several occasions.

When they learned that Morales had been “deported” from Banes, the dissidents shouted “Down with the dictatorship!” and “Long live human rights!”

Police prevent journalists from attending meeting 

HAVANA, Cuba, July 9 (Aini Martín / – A husband-and-wife team of independent journalists was prevented this week from attending a meeting of the Agenda for Cuban Transition dissident organization.

The Agenda organization said in a press release that agents from the political police stood guard outside the home of Iván Sañudo and his wife, Ainí Martín, preventing them from leaving for the meeting in the municipality of Regla.

The police stayed until it was too late for the couple to attend the meeting.