Ángel Santiesteban

Ángel Santiesteban

Blog: http://www.cubaencuentro.com/angel-santiesteban/blogs/los-hijos-que-nadie-quiso
Location: Havana, Cuba
23° 6' 31.968" N, 82° 25' 43.7844" W
Status: Under Arrest
Arrested on 28 Feb 2013


On September 17th, Ángel Santiesteban was transferred from his prison cell to the Salvadore Allende Hospital with suspected dengue fever.


Ángel Santiesteban [es] is a writer and blogger, who has been published around the world.

He has also been honored with various literary prizes, including the Alejo Carpentier Award organized by the Cuban Book Institute in 2001 and the Casa de las Américas Award in 2006.

In March 2009, he started his blog Los Hijos que Nadie Quiso [es] (The Children that Nobody Wanted).

On May 17, 2009, Santiesteban was threatened and hit in Vedado neighborhood of Havana, Cuba. The man who attacked Santiesteban told him that it was not worth "becoming the counter-revolutionary," and he later pulled a knife on the writer.

Soon after, another man emerged from a car and attacked Santiesteban with a tube fracturing his arm, and he also ended up with various cuts and bruises.

He was later treated at the Naval Hospital, where the fracture was confirmed.

Earlier in the year, he was summoned by the Cuban Ministry of the Interior for questioning.

On February 2013 he is arrested and has since been imprisoned in deplorable conditions according to his close friends.

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