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Rights groups denounce Cuba's arrest of independent journalist, activists denounce harassment


HAVANA (Reuters) - International rights groups this week denounced Communist-run Cuba’s arrest of dissident journalist Roberto Quinones after what they say was a sham trial, while local opposition activists complained of worsening harassment.

Quinones, who writes for the Florida-based website CubaNet, was sentenced to one year of “correctional labor” a month ago on charges of resisting and disobeying authorities during an incident in April.

In an eyewitness piece for CubaNet, Quinones, 61, wrote that police in the eastern Cuban region of Guantanamo had stopped him without legitimate reason while he was covering a trial in April, detained him for five ...


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