Unidentified attackers beat Cuban journalist Mabel Páez at her home

  • Source: CPJ
  • December 13, 2021

"On Dec. 7, at about 8:30 p.m., two unidentified men with their faces covered broke into Mabel Páez’s home in the western province of Artemisa and attacked her, according to news reports and Normando Hernández, general manager of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Press (ICLEP), who spoke to CPJ via messaging app.

Páez is the director of the community newspaper El Majadero de Artemisa, one of seven free publications printed and distributed throughout Cuba by ICLEP, according to its website.

The men punched and kicked Páez repeatedly and left her bleeding on the floor, according to a report by ICLEP, which said that she received bruises, swelling, and scratches on her left eyebrow, mouth, nose, arms, right hand, and torso."

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