15 September 1997

Alert

Detained poet released


Incident details

Reynaldo Soto Hernandez

writer(s)

released


(WiPC/IFEX) - Poet Reynaldo Soto Hernandez was reportedly
released from prison on 6 September 1997 upon completion of
his three year sentence under the "dangerousness" law.





**Updates IFEX alert dated 10 April 1996**


Soto Hernandez, who was also a human rights activist and a
journalist for the Cuba Press news agency, had been arrested
in September 1994 in connection with alleged activities with
the Comite
Cubano Pro-Derechos Humanos. He served long periods of his
sentence in a punishment cell possibly because some of his
articles and poems from prison were published abroad.


The exact terms of his release are not yet known.


No further action is required at this stage.





Source

International PEN
Writers in Prison Committee
International PEN
Brownlow House
50-51 High Holborn
London WC1V 6ER
United Kingdom
wipc (@) internationalpen.org.uk
Fax:+ 44 0 20 74050339
Cuba
 
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