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 CerÃ¡mica Roja Prison in CamagÃ¼ey 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.”