Government puts pressure on foreigners to
restrict Internet access
HAVANA, Cuba - July 5 (Juan González
Febles www.cubanet.org) - Several foreigners
living in Havana have complained that State
Security police have pressured them not
to allow Cuban acquaintances to use their
Internet access is severely restricted
in Cuba, but is available freely to foreigners,
albeit at exorbitant prices.
Often foreign residents allow their Cuban
friends, in many cases political dissidents,
to log on to the net.
Foreign residents who allowed independent
journalist Tania Díaz Castro and
government opponent Vladimiro Roca Antúnez
to use their connections to the net say
they were summoned by State Security police,
who put pressure on them not to allow the
Cubans, whom they labeled "counter-revolutionary"
to log on from their accounts.
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