Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara

Cuban government sentences dissident artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara to five years in prison

After more than a year in prison, Otero Alcántara was convicted of “insulting national symbols”

Meryl Streep, Zadie Smith and others sign letter demanding Cuban government stop persecuting artists

The letter, signed by more than 300 well-known figures in the arts, adds pressure to calls for the Cuban government to let artists live and work freely

Cuban artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara arrested on way to a LGBTQ+ censorship protest

The artist will face a summary trial in ten days while activists say the arrest amounts to "state terrorism"

Activist artist arrested on eve of Havana Biennial

As the cultural event gets under way, a Cuban-American artist is also blocked from entering Cuba