Cuban police on Monday detained an independent LGBTI activist in Havana. Leandro Rodríguez García, director of the Cuban Foundation for LGBTI Rights, an independent advocacy group, told the Washington Blade in a series of voice messages that authorities detained him at around 11 a.m. after he and Ileana Hernández, a human rights activist and journalist, left the European Union’s offices in Havana’s Miramar neighborhood. Rodríguez and Hernández had gone to the EU offices to speak with an official about Yunia Figueredo, another human rights activist who had been detained in Miramar earlier in the day. “We were detained leaving that place,” Rodríguez told the Blade. Rodríguez told Diario Las Américas, a Miami-based newspaper, he and Hernández were brought to a local police station.


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