Cuban journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez detained amid protests, awaiting trial

  • Source: CPJ
  • July 4, 2020

"Miami, July 2, 2020–Cuban authorities should immediately release journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez and stop harassing the independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On June 28, security forces arrested Rodríguez, of the independent news site Diario de Cuba, and took him to the criminal processing center known as ‘Vivac in Havana, according to Mirta Fernández Laffitte, editor-in-chief of Diario de Cuba, who spoke with CPJ over the phone, and news reports. A trial is set for July 7, according to the same sources, but CPJ was unable to determine the specific circumstances of Rodríguez’s arrest or what charges have been filed, if any."

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