Cuban journalist Alfredo Pulido López was released from jail and landed today in Madrid, bringing to 10 the number of imprisoned reporters freed and sent to Spain as part of an agreement between the Catholic Church and the Cuban government.
Pulido López, who was sentenced in March 2003 to 14 years in prison, arrived with his family around 2 p.m. local time, the journalist said. On arrival, he was driven to a hotel in Mostoles , south of Madrid , according to Cuban journalist Alejandro González Raga.
A director for the independent news agency El Mayor in the province of Camagüey , Pulido López was arrested on charges of acting against the independence or the territorial integrity of the state. Those charges, included in Article 91 of the Cuban penal code, are still in force.
Copyright: Committee to Protect Journalists