Henry Constantin Arrested at the Airport on His Return From Lima /
14ymedio, Luz Escobar
Posted on November 27, 2015
14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 26 November 2015 — Journalist and
activist Henry Constantin, director of the magazine La hora de Cuba
(Cuba's Hour), a member of the editorial board of the
magazine Convivencia (Coexistence) and collaborator with 14ymedio, was
arrested at three in the afternoon on Thursday at customs in the José
Martí Airport, as he himself reported via text message. "They demand my
laptop. And magazine. I respectfully refuse. They do not let me talk,"
he said in his text.
Constantin arrived in Havana from Lima, Peru, where he participated in
the Conference of Investigative Journalism (COLPIN), along with Amarilis
Cortina Rey, Ernesto Perez Chang, Ignacio Gonzalez Vidal and Armando Soler.
Later, Inalkis Rodriguez said by telephone from Camagüey that Constantin
was taken to the Boyeros police station, near the airport. However,
Constantin confirmed to this newspaper that moments before getting into
the car that was to take him to the police station, he was told he could
go. According to his account, he was able to handle the pressure and
remained in possession of his laptop. He then headed to Camagüey.
Meanwhile, Ignacio Gonzalez, director of En Caliente Prensa Libre (In
Hot Free Press), said that he was also separated for a "routine
examination" in the words of Cuban Customs officials.
They searched all his luggage, but after a while let him leave without
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