Two gay Cuban journalists said authorities detained them on Wednesday as they covered Hurricane Irma preparationsCiberCuba, a news website that operates independently of the Cuban government, reported Carlos Alejandro Rodríguez and his partner, Maykel González, were reporting for Periodismo de Barrio, an affiliated online outlet, in the city of Sagua la Grande when the reported incident took place.
González has also publicly criticized President Raúl Castro and his daughter, Mariela Castro, who spearheads LGBT-specific issues in Cuba as director of the country’s National Center for Sexual Education. Rodríguez on Thursdaytold the Blade authorities continue to target him and González because of this criticism and their work as independent journalists.
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