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>January 28, 1999, Cuba Free Press.

POLICE ARREST TWO, ANOTHER JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVER By Ricardo González Alfonso, Cuba Free Press.

HAVANA - Agents of the Office of State Security (OSS) arrested a Cuba Free Press correspondent, Pedro Argüelles Morán, and a human rights observer, Oscar Horta, on Jan. 27 in Ciego de Ávila as they were leaving a store, according to Juan Carlos González Leyva, serving as a reporter.

Argüelles Morán writes from Ciego de Ávila and Horta is a member of the Pro Human Rights Committee of that province.

The reporter also learned that in the city of Morón in the same province the political police openly follow known opponents of the regime, using a practice that is called "Japanese check-up."

Observers commented that this reaction from the OSS was intended to block the dissidents from paying homage to the hero of Cuban independence nearly a century ago - José Martí. He was born 146 years ago as of Jan. 28.

Ricardo González Alfonso, Cuba Free Press, Cuba Press.


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