MIAMI, United States. – The Cuban regime granted conditional release this Wednesday to the activist Carlos Ernesto Díaz González, Ktivo Dissidente, known for protest loudly on April 28, 2022 on the boulevard of San Rafael, in Old Havana.
The news of his release on probation was confirmed on Facebook by the independent journalist Ismaray Bacallao, who also published two photos of Ktivo after being released from jail, this Wednesday.
“Tremendous good news. Today is one of the happiest days in a long time. My brother, although not by blood, Carlos Ernesto Díaz González, Ktivo Dissident, on his way home. They gave him probation,” Bacallao wrote.
For his part, Cuban newspaper confirmed the release with sources close to the activist and specified that Díaz González did not have an internet connection at the moment, so there was no further news of his release.
In a direct one from Facebookthe ex-political prisoner exiled in the US Keilylli de la Mora Valle also announced the release of the activist and asked not to divert attention from the case of political prisoner Yosvany Rosell García, who has been on hunger strike for 20 days. “Be careful, Yosvany, a FANTU activist, is also wrong. (…) Let’s not leave it hand in hand, it’s serious,” said the young woman.
At the end of November 2022, Ktivo Dissidente was sentenced to two years and six months in prison for having peacefully protested on the boulevard of San Rafael (Havana). The activist was found guilty of the alleged crimes of defamation, disobedience and contempt in judgment held in his native province, Cienfuegos.
On April 28, 2022, Ktivo protested against the immobility of the Cuban people and called to fight against a dictatorship that has been in power for more than 60 years.
“This has to stop, and we have to stop it. There is no civil society. There doesn’t have to be violence, there doesn’t have to be bloodshed, but they have to let us participate in the political life of the country,” the activist demanded from the top of a wall, shortly before being arrested.