14ymedio, Havana, 15 November 2016 – The Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) Arcelio Molina Rafael Leyva, known as ‘Chely’, 53, died early on Tuesday after falling from the roof of his home in Havana’s Playa district. This morning an intense police operation surrounded the opponent’s house to investigate the causes of his death, according to UNPACU’s leader, Jose Daniel Ferrer, speaking to 14ymedio.
“Chely deserves a special commemoration page,” the dissident leader told this newspaper, “it is to him that we owe a lot of the audiovisual we have developed.” The activist joined UNPACU in mid-November 2011 and worked in the editing and publication of the videos on the organization’s Youtube channel.
Molina Leyva’s home was the UNPACU’s headquarters for western Cuba, and he was responsible for attention to political prisoners.
By decision of the family, his body will be cremated.