The Cuban government must immediately and unconditionally release Cuban prisoner of conscience and independent journalist Roberto Quiñones Haces, demanded the organizations’ ARTICLE 19, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and Amnesty International today.
Quiñones, aged 63, was tried in 2019 and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for “resistance” and “disobedience” because of his work as an independent journalist.
“Roberto Quiñones’ conviction is not only one more example of the censorship faced by independent journalists in Cuba, but also shows how it is used to generate fear among those defending freedom of expression in the country and threatens the right to seek and receive information freely. No journalist should have to choose between silence or jail. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Roberto Quiñones”, the organizations said.