Cuban independent journalist and political prisoner Miguel Galván Gutiérrez, sentenced to 26 years behind bars, and sponsored by Asociación de la Prensa de Almería [Almería (in Andalusia, Spain) Press Association], has denounced that his relatives have also begun to suffer the Cuban regime’s reprisals.

According to the AP-APAL, Miguel Galván Gutiérrez told the agency from Guanajay Prison that Sureydis Echarte Galván, niece the political prisoner, has been fired from her job for reasons not related to her job performance.

Galván, sponsored by the Asociación de Periodistas-Asociación de la Prensa de Almería (AP-APAL) through an initiative of Reporters Without Borders, is serving a 26 year long sentence. The AP-APAL also adds that “the are numerous voices and organizations asking for his liberation on humanitarian basis since he is sick and disabled.”

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