Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad

Dissident Cuesta Morua Now Can Travel Abroad / 14ymedio
Posted on November 19, 2014

14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2014 — Activist Manuel Cuesta Morua,
spokesman for Progressive Arc, has been informed that his legal case was
dismissed, and he can now travel abroad whenever he desires. The
information was made known to him by a lawyer from the Law Collective of
Central Havana, who noted that the measure has "no conditions,"
according to the dissident's statement to this daily.

The government opponent had been precluded from travelling outside the
country through an interim measure that was imposed on him at the end of
last January.

Cuesta Morua, 51 years of age, tried to organize a forum parallel to the
Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
(CELAC) then being held in Havana.

The police arrested him to prevent his participation in the meeting, and
after that point he had to sign in every Tuesday at the police station
where he was arraigned, which prevented him from leaving the country.

In those months, Morua could not attend numerous invitations from
international agencies and foundations, like that of this past October
for the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism in Poland, which was
held by the Lech Walesa Institute.

"Technically they have kept me from travelling with this absurd measure
on the part of the authorities; this has been my punishment for my
position regarding the Cuban government," said Morua at the time.

Now in his new situation, the activist is preparing to fulfill several
international invitations that include participation in forums, debates
and academic meetings, as recounted to 14ymedio.

Translated by MLK

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