Cuba protests: Seminarian released by police – Catholic World Report

Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian who was arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government, was released Thursday. Protests took place across Cuba July 11-12. Protesters cited concerns about inflation, shortages of food and medicine, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Some protesters were beaten, and at least 100 were arrested. Cruz, 26, was arrested at his parents’ home in Matanzas July 12. He was released July 15, having been fined for the crime of public disorder. Fr. Rolando Montes de Oca, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish language news partner, that Bishop Manuel Hilario de Céspedes of Matanzas interceded to obtain the release of Cruz. “He’s okay; tired, which is obvious, but he’s okay,” the priest added.

Cuba protests: Seminarian released by police – Catholic World Report

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