(NYTIMES) — HAVANA — Elizardo Sánchez flew to Havana from Miami on Saturday, looking forward to meeting President Obama with other Cuban dissidents invited to the United States Embassy here on Tuesday. But at the airport, Cuban officials decided he would have to wait.
He was separated from his wife, he said, sent to a cold, windowless room and told that he was not being “detained” but rather “retained.”
“Can I make a phone call?” he said he asked, as officials made copies of every document in his bag. “No,” came the reply.
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