Camila Acosta is now under house arrest, as she herself has confirmed
The journalist and correspondent for ‘ABC’ in Havana (Cuba), Camila Acosta, was released this Friday at around 10:30 a.m. (local time).
This has been confirmed by the journalist herself to the newspaper of the Vocento group, minutes after leaving the Diez de Octubre and Acosta police station, where she has been detained. The correspondent is now under house arrest.
Acosta was arrested last Monday when she left her home in Havana to do a personal procedure, according to ABC. Hours before the arrest took place, the journalist had been covering the protests that are taking place in the Cuban capital against the Díaz-Canel government.
The journalist had blocked access to the Internet and the instant messaging application ‘WhatsApp’ since the last hour of Sunday, a reason that “justified”, according to ABC, that she did not respond to messages and calls.
As her father confirmed days later, the Cuban regime was going to prosecute her for ‘contempt’ and ‘public disorder’, while Camila herself explained to ‘ABC’ that before releasing her they wanted her to sign a document accepting the charge of ‘public disorder’ , which carries the sanction of a fine. «I have refused because I have not done anything. Just go to the demonstration to cover it, “he said.
The arrest of the correspondent of the Spanish newspaper has provoked a movement of support and requests for freedom from different spheres, from the Government of Spain to the Republican senator Marco Rubio.