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Journalist Camila Acosta is transferred to the questioned prison of 100 and Aldabó


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For the second day, the father of the journalist Camila Acosta, ABC correspondent in Cuba, has not been able to see his daughter. If yesterday they denied him access to the jail, where he had been since Monday, due to the anti-covid protocol, this Wednesday they informed him that he was no longer in the Infanta and Manglar police station, but in another center two hours away. this: the police investigation center 100 and Aldabó, also located in Havana

«I just went to the Infanta y Manglar station to bring you personal and hygiene items. And she is incommunicado and wearing the same clothes, “he explained this Wednesday to ABC Orlando Acosta, who denounced that he had been “treated very badly” by the agents with whom he spoke at the station. «They do not let me see her, nor do they allow her to communicate. They haven’t allowed him a call or anything. And above all we know that it is no longer where it was. They told me that they transferred her to the prison of 100 y Aldabó, a police investigation unit.

Orlando speaks in a hurry because now he has to “find a car” to get to the place that is located two hours away. The references that the father has of this new location are not good: «It is a torture center, in which there are criminals. And she has nothing to do with it. He has not committed any crime. It doesn’t have to be there, ”he underlines with a certain pain in his voice.

Terrible conditions

According to sources from the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors political prisoners incarcerated by the Cuban regime, it is a detention center that belongs to the Technical Department of Investigations (DTI), of the Ministry of the Interior. “There are serious accusations from activists who have passed through there and prisoners in general who denounce that physical and psychological torture is being committed there. It’s terrible because of the conditions people are subjected to there, ”he adds. It would also be a crowded center, in which chaos reigns over the location and distribution of the prisoners. “It doesn’t mean this is going to happen to Camila”

When asked if the transfer of the journalist to this center is a bad sign, she confirms: “Yes, because in addition to the conditions and practices of that place, it could indicate that there is a procedure in progress. I am referring to a criminal process.

Camila Acosta was arrested on Monday after covering the protests in Havana last Sunday. He is accused, as his father was confirmed on Tuesday, of “contempt” and “public disorder”, for recording the demonstrations and for “inciting” them. According to sources specialized in prosecutions in Cuba, consulted by this newspaper, the sentence for these crimes could range between 3 and 6 years.

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