Graffiti Artist ‘El Sexto’ Still Under Arrest, Mother Says / 14ymedio

14ymedio bigger14ymedio, 27 November 2016 — The Cuban graffiti artist Danilo Maldonado, known as “El Sexto” (The Sixth), remains under arrest, according to a report from his mother, Maria Victoria Machado, to14ymedio.

Maldonado was arrested on Saturday and taken to the police unit at 51st and 240th Streets after painting graffiti on a wall of the Habana Libre hotel. He wrote the words “he left” to refer to the death of Fidel Castro, which occurred a few hours earlier.

When relatives tried to contact the artist they were notified by the officials in command that he was not at the police unit, which was immediately disproved by El Sexto who shouted from inside the station, “Down with Fidel Castro, down with Raul.”

Maldonado’s mother, Maria Victoria Machado, said Sunday afternoon, “They closed 51st Street to take him out of the station and now we know nothing about his whereabouts,” but several hours later she learned that he was at “[Station] 14 of Guanabacoa.”

The officials informed his relatives that, although they will not be allowed to see him, they would be able to send him medications and toiletries.

El Sexto was arrested on Christmas Eve of 2014, when he planned to stage a performance art piece with two pigs that were painted with the names of Fidel and Raul.

He was arrested when he took the two pigs in a vehicle and spent ten months in Valle Grand Prison without trial.

The officers informed their relatives, but will not let you see it, yes they will send medicines and grooming.

The Sixth had been arrested Christmas Eve 2014, when he intended to make a performance with two pigs bearing the names of Fidel and Raul painted in the body.

He was arrested when carrying pigs in a vehicle and spent ten months in Valle Grande prison without trial.