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Cuba: Further information on arbitrary arrest / possible prisoners of conscience: Rafael Solano, director of "Habana Press", Hector Peraza Linares, journalist working with Habana Press, Jose Rivero Garcia, journalist working with Habana Press and other in

, Index number: AMR 25/013/1995

AI is concerned about further detentions and harassment of journalists, some of whom could face imprisonment as prisoners of conscience. Cuban state police recently strengthened their crackdown on independent journalists, issuing warnings that of they did not find work with a state entity, they could be imprisoned for four years on charges of "dangerousness". It is the first time that this provision, previously used against some human rights activists, has been used by the Cuban authorities against independent journalists.

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