Spain Demands Immediate Release of Journalist Detained in Cuba

MADRID (Reuters) -
Spain’s new foreign minister, Jose Manuel Albares, walks outside Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday. (Reuters/Javier Barbancho)

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares on Tuesday called on Cuba to immediately release Camila Acosta, a journalist who was detained in Havana on Monday after covering civil unrest in the country for Spanish newspaper ABC.

“Spain defends the right to demonstrate freely and peacefully and asks the Cuban authorities to respect it…We demand the immediate release of Camila Acosta,” tweeted Albares, who took up his ministerial position on Monday.