Fecha emisión: 28/10/2005
Fecha publicación: 27/10/2005
Cuba: Woman journalist transferred from house arrest to prison
Lamasiel Gutiérrez Romero, a journalist who had been under house arrest
since August, has been transferred to prison because she continued her
journalistic activities in defiance of a court order, the independent
Nueva Prensa Cubana agency reported on 24 October.
The report, which has been confirmed by the Cuban Commission for Human
Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN), said Gutiérrez was
incarcerated in the Mantonegro women’s penitentiary in Havana province
on 11 October. She is the Nueva Prensa Cubana correspondent on the Isle
of Youth, where she lives.
Gutiérrez, who was sentenced on 9 August to seven months of house arrest
for “resisting the authorities and civil disobedience,” joins the 23
other journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba.