Saturday, September 29, 2012

Italy: 4 journalists detained in Cuba

Italy: 4 journalists detained in Cuba
Last Updated: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 19:11

Milan: The Italian Foreign Ministry says four journalists have been
detained in Cuba. The journalists work for the Mediaset TV network, the
Messaggero Veneto daily and two for the Milan daily Corriere della Sera.

The Messagero Veneto said the journalists had traveled to Cuba to follow
up on a double murder, seeking interviews with a Cuban who had been
living in Italy and whose sister has been detained in the case. He
denied in an interview with the daily any involvement by himself or his

The Messaggero Veneto said on its website today that its correspondent
faced a hearing later today. The newspaper said that the four had
entered the country with tourist visas and were stopped when because
they were working as journalists.

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