Police Block Activist Lia Villares From Traveling to the United States /
Cubanet, 2 May 2017 — Independent activist Lía Villares missed a flight
that would have taken her to the New Orleans Jazz Festival after being
“abducted” by police on Monday morning.
Speaking to CubaNet, Villares describes that two patrol cars under the
command of State Security Agent “Jordan” were waiting for her near her
home this morning when she was left to go to José Martí Airport.
Villares had taken a taxi to go to the air terminal, but the vehicle was
intercepted and the activist arrested.
The young woman describes how she was taken by the agents to Tarará, at
the other end of the Cuban capital. The delay caused her to miss her
flight, apparently the primary objective of the operation against her.
Villares has a passport to travel, and permission to enter the United
Hours later, Villares was released without charges. She said he would
try to buy a ticket and travel again because the authorities did not
give a legitimate reason for her arrest.
Source: Police Block Activist Lia Villares From Traveling to the United
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