Angel Santiesteban-Prats


first_img Follow the news on Cuba See more to go further Lydia Cacho Mexico Find out more Information hero Angel Santiesteban-Prats CubaAmericas Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img His blog is called “ Los hijos que nadie quiso” (The children no one wanted). The writer and netizen Ángel Santiesteban-Prats has been held for more than a year for openly criticizing the “dictator” Raúl Castro, as he calls him. Convicted on trumped-up charges of “home violation” and “injuries” in a summary trial on 8 December 2012, he was sentenced to five years in prison. In April 2013, he was transferred to a prison in the Havana suburb of San Miguel del Padrón where he has been subjected to mistreatment and acts of torture. His novel “El verano en que Dios dormía” (The summer God slept) received the 2013 Franz Kafka Drawer Novel Prize, awarded in Prague to unpublished Cuban novels. Itsmania Pineda Platero Honduras Find out more Yoani Sánchez Cuba Find out more Verónica Basurto Mexico Find out more Mabel Cáceres Peru Find out more CubaAmericas last_img

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