'El Sexto's' American Lawyer and Two Activists Arrested in Havana / 14ymedio
14ymedio, Miami, 16 December 2016 – Kimberly Motley, an American
attorney, and the activists Gorki Aguila and Luis Alberto Marino were
arrested this Friday as they prepared to hold a press conference outside
the Provincial Court in from of the Capitol Building in Havana. The
Cubans were taken to the Zanja police station, but there is no
information about the whereabouts of the American lawyer.
"They were going to give a press conference about the situation of
Danilo Maldonado, 'El Sexto,' who the authorities accuse of damage to
public property," according to Rosa Maria Paya, president of the Latin
American Network of Youth for Democracy, who spoke to 14tmedio by phone.
Motley also intended to take on the defense of Eduardo Cardet, National
Coordinator of the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL).
Cardet his been under arrest since 30 November for "his political
activity of leadership within the MCL" according to the Paya. He is
accused of "assault," a crime that carries a prison sentence from one to
On 26 November, El Sexto was arrested after painting several graffiti on
the walls of the Habana Libre Hotel, reading "se fue" (He's gone), and
loaded a video to his Facebook profile celebrating the death of Fidel
Recently he was transferred to Combinado del Este, a high security
prison in Havana.
Source: 'El Sexto's' American Lawyer and Two Activists Arrested in
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