Cuba releases artist who was considered a prisoner of conscience

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Cuba released a graffiti artist known as “El Sexto,” his sister said on Tuesday, ten months after he was jailed for “disrespect of the leaders of the revolution” over a satire of Fidel and Raul Castro.

On Sept. 29 Amnesty International declared Danilo Maldonado, 32, the country’s only prisoner of conscience while saying it was evaluating other cases. His sister Indira Maldonado told Reuters that he had been freed.

Reuters

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