Friday, 8 August 2008

Cuba: Not the Land of Freedom

Saw this whilst researching for a piece about internet censorship. While the Cuban government considers the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay a violation of international treaty, there are laws concurrently running which allow authorities to jail members of the public even if they have committed no crime. The irony would be sweet if it wasn't so terrifying.

Oscar Sánchez Madanbecame the 27th independent journalist to be jailed in Cuba, this time for four years, without trial and without a lawyer, for proving to be a "pre-criminal social danger", mainly by writing on Cuban issues on a press freedom website Cubanet.

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