The Cuban historian and opposition leader Manuel Cuesta Morúa was detained this Wednesday in Cuba, at a time when his movement was beginning to present itself as the opposition to the regime to the world.
The NGO that defends Human Rights, Civil Rights Defenders Latin America, denounced on Twitter at noon this Wednesday that Cuesta Morúa “is probably in detention.”
“The human rights defender @cuestamorua has probably been detained by State Security for an hour. He had planned to accompany @eralidisfrometa on a visit to the Combinado del Este, where her husband Yuri is detained, but never arrived,” says the tweet, alluding to the Cuban journalist Eralidis Frometa.
Manuel Cuesta Morúa. Photo courtesy of Manuel Cuesta Murua.
This Cuban historian, mulatto and president of the Council for the Democratic Transition, is today one of the most representative figures, together with the new youth groups and the San Isidro Movement, which is organizing itself to peacefully confront a regime that has been going on for 60 years. in the power.
Dr. Manuel Cuesta Murúa spoke with Clarín, via WhatsApp, when protests broke out in Cuba in mid-July, when he was also arrested.
After being released, Murúa spoke with this newspaper from his home in Havana, when journalists from around the world sought to hear his analysis and the internet connection had not been completely restored.
“The arrest was on the 11th (of July), in the afternoon, when I was going along with another activist, Amaury Pacheco, of the San Isidro Movement towards Havana, towards the Capitol to join these demonstrations. But they intercepted us and we were taken to a police station east of Havana, in Cojímar, “he told Clarín at the time.
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