Cuban journalist “freed” from prison

Of course, when you’re talking about Fidel Castro’s Cuba, being “freed” from prison is a relative term. After all, Cuba under the Castro brothers is nothing but a huge, open-air prison.

But I digress.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), independent Cuban journalist Armando Betancourt Reina was released Monday. He’d been imprisoned in Cerámica Roja Prison in Camagüey since May of last year.

This is great news. But it’s tempered by the following statement by CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon:

“…We reiterate our calls for Cuban authorities to immediately release the other 24 journalists unjustly imprisoned today in Cuba for expressing their views.”


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