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Police Prevent Attorney Wilfredo Vallin From Leaving Home

Prevent Attorney Wilfredo Vallin From Leaving Home / 14ymedio
Posted on April 9, 2016

14ymedio, Havana, 8 April 2016 – On Friday, State Security prevented
attorney Wilfredo Vallin from leaving home to participate in a
discussion on the Electoral Law. The meeting, to be held at the home of
Eliecer Avila, leader of the independent movement Somos+ (We Are More),
was hindered by the police who only allowed two of the participants to
reach Avila’s home, according to the testimony of Rachell Vazquez, an
activist in the group.

From the early hours, the police forces knocked on Vallin’s door in the
Diez de Octubre district to warn him that if he left his home he would
be . The professor was to give the first training course for the
promoters of the Otro18 (Another 2018) Democratic Platform, an
initiative that is promoting a change in the Cuban electoral system.

Esperanza Rodriguez, the lawyer’s wife and also a member of the Cuban
Law Association, told 14ymedio that the police did not allow them to
meet their commitment. When they tried to cross the threshold of the
building where they live, they found themselves “surrounded by an
operation.”

To Vallín it is “obvious” that the authorities want to “prevent
opponents participating in the Cuban electoral process.”

The Otro18 campaign, supported by 45 independent organizations within
and outside of Cuba, promotes reforms of the laws governing elections,
associations and political parties. Represented by government opponent
Manuel Cuesta Morua, last week in Madrid the promoters of the initiative
requested that the international community monitor the situation on the
island because “the reform process undertaken in Cuba must address not
only the , trade and sectors, but also the political
sector.”

Source: Police Prevent Attorney Wilfredo Vallin From Leaving Home /
14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
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