HT Writer Osmel Ramírez Moved to State Security Center in Holguin

November 12, 2017 |

Osmel Ramírez was transferred to a state security center in the city of Holguin about 90 kilometers from his municipality of Mayarí.

HAVANA TIMES – Osmel Ramirez Alvarez, a regular contributor to Havana Times, was arrested on the afternoon of Friday, November 10, and taken to the Mayarí police center, the municipality where the tobacco farmer and his family live in northeastern Cuba.

We learned that on Saturday morning Osmel was transferred to the city of Holguín, about 90 kilometers away, and is currently being held in the State Security Police Training Center, better known as Pedernales.

His few belongings were confiscated supposedly for not presenting ownership papers.

Several people are expressing outrage at the arrest of Osmel on social media and different websites.

In August of this year, Osmel was threatened with jail for his side work as an independent journalist; his family was also harassed.

Read the article about his initial arrest and the threats he received previous to his arrest.

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  • Terry Downey

    Eden, I hardly believe there is anyone who posts here that would say that Raul and his government can do no wrong. Quite the opposite. You’re exaggerating the situation by jumping to conclusions as a bit of sensationalism. There is no doubt a wide spectrum of varying degrees of tolerance, understanding, acceptance, and respect for Raul and his government, but please get real… there’s no “Castro can do no wrong” brigade.

    • Eden Wong

      “… I hardly believe there is anyone who posts here that would say that Raul and his government can do no wrong…”

      You are absolutely incorrect. There are several active contributors here who claim exactly that. I’m curious to hear from CErmle,
      Kennedy Earle Clarke, etc.