MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The mother of a Cuban journalist who is being held in Cuba is making an emotional plea at the Center for a Free Cuba in Coral Gables.
She said her son, Henry Constantin Ferreiro, was just covering the protests when he was arrested.READ MORE: Calls Continue For Cuban Embassy In DC To Be Shut Down
She’s pleading for the release of her son.
Ferreiro and others are being accused of public disorder and incitement.READ MORE: Florida Argues CDC Violated Cruise Case Injunction
“They’re journalists, not criminals. It is a very dangerous moment, and the Cubans have refused to be silenced,” said John Suarez, Executive Director at the Center for a Free Cuba.
“We believe that the number of detained, disappeared, and murdered is still increasing.”
Henry works for an online magazine and was detained Sunday during a government crackdown.MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho On Mask Use For Upcoming School Year: 'Decision Cannot Be Rushed'
Two others were also taken into custody.