HAVANA TIMES — The young Cuban computer whiz, Eliecer Avila, who rose to fame as a student leader when he publically questioned Cuban immigration policy with Ricardo Alarcon, former president of the National Assembly, returned to the island today.
During his tour of several countries, including the United States and Sweden, Eliezer announced his intention to start a new political party in Cuba, something strictly illegal on the island, where the Communist Party is the only one allowed.
According to the “Cuba in Miami” website, Eliezer was welcomed at the Jose Marti airport by Cuban security agents that for several hours held him and checked all his belongings, while his family and some friends waited for his release out of customs.
“They took me to a room without saying much”; they seized my books and literature of political content. Eliecer said he had brought interesting material to study, but immigration officials told him he wasn’t qualified to do so, something only for official analysts.
“It was a thorough search, I had never seen anything like it, Each garment, every paper, every journal, they took out everything and put it on a table to analyze it,” said Avila.
Critical blogger Yoani Sanchez is also expected later Thursday on a flight from Madrid after her 100-day global tour.