The friend says that the producer of the anti-communist song “Patria y Vida” Michael Ozorbo is in prison for two weeks.
The Cuban dissident rapper who co-wrote the viral song condemning it communist government He has been in prison for two weeks, said a friend on Thursday, when the singer was allowed to make her first phone call.
His friend Camila Lobon told AFP via WhatsApp that his friend Camilla Lobon, who is accused of co-producing the patriot “Patria y Vida” (Michael’s Life), Michael Osorbo, is accused of crimes involving “resistance”. և “contempt”.
He said that the 37-year-old artist “was able to call 14 days later without making a phone call, he told us” where he was.
“They must put an end to this sinister attempt to silence free thought and debate,” he said.
,@ PowerUSAID:It is encouraging to hear about liberation @LMOAlcantara:But the government continues to imprison Michael Castillo and other artists who dare to demand human rights. They must put an end to this insidious attempt to silence the freedom of thought and debate. https://t.co/k0Aw9g2SNy:
– United States Embassy in Cuba (@USEmbCuba) June 3, 2021
Criticism of US IDF C in 2014, when an Associated Press investigation found that the agency was using Cuban rappers to “break the information blockade” to create a network of young people seeking “social change,” according to documents.
But the AP says the operation was amateurish and deeply unsuccessful. It is not known if Osorbo was involved, most of the painters knew nothing about the operation.
The pro-government website Cubadebate, citing Interior Ministry sources, said Osorbo was in custody “accused of assaulting prisoners or detainees, committing riots and escaping on April 4, 2021.”
On that day, residents of the San Isidro district, where Osorbo lives, gathered on his street to prevent police from arresting him on the way to shopping.
Pictures of the event, which were broadcast live on Facebook, showed people via Osorbo և dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, chanting “Patria y Vida” and chanting anti-government slogans, is a rare occurrence in a one-party state.
Osorbo was arrested on May 18 and ordered to remain in custody. According to Cubadebate, who claimed to have been on the phone with his lawyer wife, he was transferred to Pinar del Rոo prison 160 km (99 miles) west of Havana on 31 May.
Homeland և life revolves around the slogan “Patria o Muerte” (homeland or death), coined by the late communist leader Fidel Castro in 1960.
Melody unconditionally criticizes the island’s six-year communist government, silencing a long list of protests poverty, repressions և illegalities.
The song, a collaboration between Cuban artists based in Florida, angered the government, unleashed a struggle for songs, and Cuban state television hosted a pro-government music fare.