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Angel Santiesteban is Being Held at the Acosta and Diez de Octubre
Station / 14ymedio
Posted on July 28, 2014

14YMEDIO, Havana, 28 July 2014 – Since July 23 Angel Santiesteban’s
family has denounced his disappearance from the Lawton
Settlement. That day the prize-winning author was taken from the place
where he was serving a five-year sentence for an alleged crime of
violation of domicile and injury. Until this morning his whereabouts
were unknown.

This newspaper investigated, calling 18806, the police service number,
and learned that Santiesteban is currently detained at the Acosta
Station on Avenues Acosta and Diez de October. The duty officer there
told 14ymedio that the writer is accused of the crime of “escape.”

The family has denied this accusation and his sister, Maria de los
Angeles Santiesteban, in a statement to Diario de Cuba said, “My brother
has never had an idea like that. He never agreed to leave Cuba and he
had the opportunity, he was in the United States three times and he
traveled the world.”

This coming Wednesday morning Angel Santiesteban may receive visits from
relatives, according to what14ymedio learned. Today, however, they did
not allow a fellow to deliver a package personal hygiene
products.

Ángel Santiesteban has received major literary awards, including the
Casa de las Americas Prize in 2006. Just two days ago his novel The
Summer God Slept was presented in New York, and he won the Franz Kafka
Prize for Fiction 2013.

Source: Angel Santiesteban is Being Held at the Acosta and Diez de
Octubre Police Station / 14ymedio | Translating Cuba –
http://translatingcuba.com/angel-santiesteban-is-being-held/

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