December 19, 2000
HAVANA, December 17 (María Elena Rodríguez, Cuba-Verdad) Government officials have issued orders to photo processors not to return to customers photographs showing images of dissidents activities.
"We grow weary of explaining that we will not return photos showing counterrevolutionary slogans or Cuban flags," said a clerk at Trimagen, a dollar shop in Havana.
Dissident Amilkar Paredes Pérez explained that he paid 2.40 dollars for six photographs that should have been returned to him in an hour, but that only one was actually returned because the rest were confiscated by Trimagen. The store didnt reimburse him the money he had paid, he said.
Paredes said that there were no signs posted advising customers of the prohibition.
It was not immediately clear whether the photographs not returned were destroyed or forwarded to State Security.
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