Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez demands explanation for why she's banned from traveling abroad

DIssident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez filed a request with the country's Ministry of the Interior for an explanation of why the Office for Immigration and Foreigners’ Affairs denied her permission to leave the island and travel abroad, reported El Nuevo Herald.

According to Cuban laws, the Ministry has 60 days to respond to Sánchez's complaint of "administrative silence," and if she receives no response, the blogger can sue the Ministry to obtain a judicial order forcing a response, explained the Miami Herald.

The Herald also noted that Sánchez's complaint is just the latest in a series of legal actions undertaken by Cuban dissidents to challenge the country's official decisions.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.