The IAPA and the United States demanded the immediate release of journalists arrested in Cuba.


State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Joe Biden Administration demands the release of these professionals who exercised their right to free expression. The Inter-American Press Association also spoke out in this regard.

The United States demanded that the Cuban dictatorship immediately release the journalists arrested during Sunday's protests, including Camila Costa, the correspondent on that island for the Spanish newspaper ABC.

In a press conference, the spokesman for the State Department, Ned Price, said that the administration of US President Joe Biden is demanding the release of these professionals who exercised their right to "free expression."

"These arrests constantly remind us that many Cubans pay dearly for the exercise of their rights," said Price.

The exact number of detainees in the protests of this on July 11 in various locations in Cuba is unknown, as authorities have not provided data on arrests.

Local activists in Havana alone have compiled a provisional list of 65 names.

On Facebook, a public group collects and verifies reports and details of these and new arrests or "disappearances."

The list included the names of well-known journalists, opposition activists, or critics of the regime, such as the aforementioned Camila Acosta, a correspondent for the Spanish newspaper ABC in Havana, the artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, the moderate dissident Manuel Cuesta Morúa or the playwright Yunior García. Aguilera has managed to communicate his release this Tuesday, despite having cut off Internet access.

Hours before the US pronouncement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry affirmed that the Spanish newspaper ABC "does not have, nor has it ever had a correspondent in Cuba or accredited correspondents in the national territory."

The State Department's response came after the White House reassured him Wednesday that it was continuing to "review" its policy on Cuba and that any change in "behavior" It will try to encourage change of the Cuban regime, in addition to taking into account the unprecedented protests of the Cuban government. Sunday on the island.

The IAPA demanded the release of the journalists from La Hora de Cuba

The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) demanded on Wednesday the immediate release of Henry Constantín Ferreiro and other journalists from the digital publication La Hora de Cuba, detained in the police instance known as Second Station in Camagüey (Cuba).

In addition to Constantín, the IAPA was informed by sources close to the Police that two journalists also from La Hora de Cuba remain in detention: the designer Neife Rigau and the photographer Iris Mariño. It transpired that both could be released in the next few hours under the regime of house arrest for an indefinite period of time.

However, Constantín, detained since last Sunday, when the unprecedented protests against the regime began on the island, will be charged, and a trial will be opened.

Sources who preferred to remain anonymous indicated that a police officer said that Constantín" is very busy, "alluding to his role as director of the magazine and as regional vice president of the IAPA's Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information in that country.

The president of the IAPA, Jorge Canahuati, and the president of the Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, Carlos Jornet, demanded "the immediate release of Constantín and Rigau and Mariño," while blaming the Cuban regime for "any run over against him."

"Our solidarity with Henry's family and his colleagues, "Canahuati and Jornet said in a statement, for whom the only crime committed by the arrested journalists is that of "reporting and exercising independent journalists and commenting on violations of freedom press."