More than 30 people, including journalists, activists and artists, including prominent opponent José Daniel Ferrer, were arrested in a series of police raids that took place in Cuba on Tuesday, following the protests planned by the EU on the same day that the death of the young black Hansel Hernández by the police.
According to the 14ymedio digital newspaper, more than 30 people have been detained across the country, and another 30, especially journalists, have been held in their homes by police surveillance outside their homes.
“I am under house arrest. Several agents … are stationed on the ground floor of my house to prevent me from reporting on the protest march for Hansel Hernández’s death,” said Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez on Twitter.
The Spanish newspaper “ABC” also reported that its Havana correspondent, the Cuban journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez, was arrested on Sunday. His brother told ABC on a phone call that he may have been arrested for “promoting an event (in protest) for the death of a young man,” Hansel Hernández.