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‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Center / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 6 December 2016 — The artist Danilo Maldonado, known
as ‘El Sexto’ (The Sixth), was transferred Sunday from the
station at and C in Vedado to the Bivouac Calabazar criminal
prosecution center in Havana. The graffiti artist’s mother, Maria
Victoria Machado, visited him on Monday morning and told 14ymedio that
the prosecution could keep him there for up to two months.

Machado’s meeting with her son only lasted 10 minutes, in which the
artist was able to eat brought from home, but still refused to eat
food provided by the .

Machado said that the investigator in the case, Fernando Sanchez,
informed her that her son could be held “up to 60 days in preventive
detention.” The official explained that the detention would be extended
“until the file is investigated.” Machado presented a petition for
habeas corpus, with legal advice from the independent legal association
Cubalex, and in particular from the attorney Laritza Diversent who leads
that association.

El Sexto is accused of causing damage to state property, a crime “that
does not exist in the Criminal Code,” Cubalex emphasized in an article
published on its digital site. “Painting the walls or facades of a
constitutes a violation against public adornment. Inspectors of the
communal system are entitled to impose, in these cases, a fine of 100
Cuban pesos (roughly $5 US),” says the article.

Source: ‘El Sexto’ Moved to a Criminal Prosecution Center / 14ymedio –
Translating Cuba –
translatingcuba.com/el-sexto-moved-to-a-criminal-prosecution-center-14ymedio/

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