3 October 2008

Alert

State Department to issue visas to two Cuban correspondents


Incident details

Tomás Granados Jiménez, Ilsa Rodríguez Santana

journalist(s)

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(RSF/IFEX) - On 2 October 2008, the United States State Department announced that it would after all issue United States entry visas to two New York-based Cuban journalists, Tomás Granados Jiménez and Ilsa Rodríguez Santana, who were initially refused visas when they tried to return to the United States after a holiday in Cuba.

The United States government never explained the reasons for its decision to refuse the journalists visas, not even after changing its mind. Granados and Rodríguez are accredited United Nations correspondents for the Cuban news agency "Prensa Latina".

Updates Granados and Rodríguez case: http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/97387


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