Incident: Christian journalist is threatened

General Information
Title: Christian journalist is threatened
Country: Cuba
State/Province: La Habana
City: *Other Address
Other Address: Playa Municipality
Date of Incident: 2020-03-27
Security Level: Public
Summary:
Yoe Suárez, a Cuban independent journalist of evangelical faith, was summoned to Siboney Police Station in Havana on 27 March, where he was interrogated by police and threatened with imprisonment and unspecified “repercussions” for his family. The journalist fears for his life and that of his family. In February 2020, security officers warned him that his journalistic work for independent media could have consequences on the life of his wife and son, who is not yet two years old.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 3
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Government officials
Responsible actor category: Government officials
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (Protestant)
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Web Sources
Name: Journalist threatened with imprisonment and repercussions for his family
Url: https://www.csw.org.uk/2020/04/02/press/4598/article.htm
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