An American human rights lawyer representing an imprisoned Cuban artist
was arrested in Havana on Friday, according to the Human Rights Foundation.
Kimberley Motley was in the country to advocate for 33-year-old Danilo
“El Sexto” Maldonado, a dissident artist jailed for posting a video on
Facebook mocking Fidel Castro’s death. He was scheduled to attend Art
Basel, but has been imprisoned without charges since Nov. 26, relatives
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The foundation reported that Motley was led away by plainclothes
security agents while she was holding a press conference outside
Havana’s National Capitol around 4 p.m. Friday. Authorities also
arrested dissident punk rock artist Gorki Águila and democracy activist
Luis Alberto Mariño, according to the foundation.
Source: American attorney defending Cuban dissident artist arrested,
foundation says | Miami Herald –