The activist and performance artist Tania Bruguera, well-known for his opposition to the decree 349, has been released after being detained for an attempt to protest against a recent decree of the cuban Government, which in his opinion forced her freedom of creation and reinforced the censorship. Bruguera, of 49 years and passing seasons in Cuba and in the united States, has been released along with eight other creators arrested throughout the week.

The coordinator of the campaign against the Decree 349, the actress Iris Ruiz, explained to Efe that once released, the artists are “resetting the plan in the context of possible amendments” to the rules, announced this week by the deputy minister of Culture, Rafael Rojas, in an interview.

At the time of the arrest, the artist explained that it would lead to a demonstration in front of the Ministry of Culture that demanded a “meeting” open and public” about the decree or to withdraw. The most controversial of the rules, signed by the president Miguel Diaz-Canel on 20 Onwin April, is that it forces artists to be attached to a cultural institution of the State, must request express permission to act, expose and market their work. The measures come into force this Friday.

artists arrested and now released failed to meet the ministry of Culture, to be arrested by police just outside of their homes or already in the vicinity of the site of the protest. Among them, in addition to Bruguera, are Luis Manuel Otero, a leader of the protest campaign, Yanelys Nunez, Michel Matos and Amaury Pacheco.

Bruguera —known for its performances of dye political and for having participated in events at the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York— had agreed with other members of the collective to start a hunger and thirst strike if they were apprehended.

The singer Silvio Rodriguez, had reported on his blog the text, considering that you should have thought of a way “more democratic”, with the participation of creators.