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Assembly Delegate Prosecuted
Saturday, June 04, 2005   By: Juan Paxety

Crime of "Social Dangerousness"

From NetforCuba International

(HAVANA/CUBA/June 3 /Lux Info Press/Puente - 
Sources of the peaceful internal opposition in Havana communicated to Lux Info Press, that opponent Juan Ramon Rivero Despaigne was arrested and will be tried in Havana for a supposed crime of "social dangerousness."

Minaldo Ramos Salgado, president of the National Cuban Commission (CNC), a group of the opposition pointed out that Rivero Despaigne is presently detained at the Dragons and Zulueta police station in the capital, after being arrested at the "Dissident Pena" in Havana Central Park.

At the time of his arrest, Despaigne was only carrying a backpack with copies of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

All who visited the police station concerned about the fate of the opponent received the following response: " Despaigne, he will be taken before a tribunal, charged with the supposed crime of 'social dangerousness'," indicated Ramos Salgado.

Juan Ramon Rivero Despaigne, is the president in function of the Republican Alternative Movement, and member of the Assembly to Promote the Civil Society in Cuba.  He participated in the Congress of the Civil Society celebrated recently in Havana on the 20 and 21 of May.

Lux Info Press was able to confirm that Rivero Despaigned is the first participant to the above-mentioned event arrested after its celebration.

Reporting from Havana for the Information Bridge Cuba Miami, Carlos Serpa Maceira, independent journalist with the Independent Cuban Agency for Press and Information LUX-INFO-PRESS.  Given on the 31st day of May 2005.

(Thanks to reader CB for the graphic.)


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