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Angel Santiesteban, Being Held in Military Unit to the West of Havana

Angel Santiesteban, Being Held in Military Unit to the West of Havana /
Posted on August 30, 2014

14ymedio, Havana, 2 August 2014 — Writer Ángel Santiesteban has been
relocated to a under the control of Border Guard Troops in the
Flores neighborhood near the town of Jaimanita, west of Havana. After
weeks of uncertainty and conflicting information, a reporter for
14ymedio was able to locate and see this military unit.

For three weeks Santiesteban‘s situation has become even more confusing
after the authorities in charge of keeping him under custody in the
prison center in the Lawton neighborhood declared that he has “escaped.”
He was immediately taken to the station at Acosta and Diez de
Octubre Streets, where he could only receive visits from his closest

Freelance Lilianne Ruiz, after touring the different places
where it was stated that the writer being held, was able to see him and
talk to him through the blinds. The guards of the Border Guard Troops
confirmed to the journalist that Santiesteban is considered a “special

Santiesteban himself assured Ruiz that he is not being prosecuted for a
new offense, and that a brief letter will appear in his , The
Children Nobody Wanted, explaining everything that happened during the
last days.

Ángel Santiesteban serving a five-year sentence for the alleged crime of
violation of domicile. Multiple irregularities during his trial have
been denounced by activists and independent lawyers. A couple of weeks
ago Reporters Without Borders released a statement calling on the Cuban
government to clearly state the fate of the narrator and journalist.

Source: Angel Santiesteban, Being Held in Military Unit to the West of
Havana / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –

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