Sunday, August 24, 2014

Angel Santiesteban Transferred to La Lima Prison

Angel Santiesteban Transferred to La Lima Prison / 14ymedio
Posted on August 24, 2014

14YMEDIO, Havana, August 22, 2014 – The writer Angel Santiesteban might
have been transferred to La Lima prison, located in the Havana
municipality of Guanabacoa. The information was provided to 14ymedio by
Lilianne Ruíz, a freelance journalist who visited the police station at
Acosta and Diez de October streets where the narrator and blogger was

For several weeks, Santiesteban's family and friends have been demanding
an explanation for the aggravation of the charges against him. The
police informed the family that the writer was being prosecuted for an
escape attempt. However, his family believes that this "new imputation
is groundless and is being lodged only to increase his time in captivity."

Reporters Without Borders issued a statement calling on the Cuban
authorities to "clearly explain" Santiesteban's situation.

Prior to his transfer to the Acosta Station, Santiesteban was held in a
construction unit where he could receive visitors and make telephone
calls. The blogger was sentenced in 2013 to five years in prison for an
alleged "violation of domicile and aggression." Independent lawyers have
repeatedly denounced the irregularities committed in his case and have
raised the complaint with national and international entities.

Source: Angel Santiesteban Transferred to La Lima Prison / 14ymedio |
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