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Cuba - Call for release of independent journalist accused of insulting president

Reporters without borders
Harassment of dissidents has never really stopped since Raúl Castro became president in 2006 but, if they are detained, it is usually for short spells. The arrest of Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias, a reporter for the independent Hablemos Press agency, could prove to be the exception and could hark back to an era when dissidents were detained for longer periods. Martínez was arrested on 16 September and has been held ever since on a charge of insulting the president, which could lead to a (...)

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