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Cuba: Independent journalist resigns due to State Security harassment

"Independent journalist Nelson Julio Álvarez Mairata resigned on Aug. 8th from his work in Cuba as a result of the harassment by State Security of which he has been a victim in recent years.

'A few minutes ago I submitted my resignation to CubaNet Noticias, after suffering harassment, intimidation, and threats from State Security for doing journalism,' Alvarez Mairata said in a Facebook post.

The journalist specified the different forms of harassment and discrimination he has been suffering since 2019 due to his work as an independent reporter."

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