Monday, June 1, 2009

A Midwest editor gives dissident journalists their due

From the Columbia Missourian:

For jailing journalists, Cuba is the little island that can

Friday, May 29, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Dear Reader,

Albert Santiago Du Bouchet Hernández has been convicted on charges of disrespect. Twice.

The first time, in 2005, he served a one-year sentence. On May 12 the director of the independent news agency Habana Press received another three years. He was not allowed a lawyer at the trial. His family couldn’t witness the conviction.

Click here for the whole story.

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