According to the CubaNet portal, the Cuban State Security summoned and interrogated this Tuesday Josué Forcelledo, the young man dressed as a Nazi soldier who won the costume contest at the Halloween party last Saturday at the Maxim Rock Cultural Center in Havana. .
Forcelledo told CubaNet that the meeting took place at the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) station in Güines, Mayabeque province. He was interrogated for just over an hour by three officers who identified themselves as State Security agents.
The 23-year-old man assured that they did not threaten him, but asked about the costume and asked him if his position was “like a Nazi.”
A Halloween party and a Nazi soldier costume cost the Maxim Rock center closure
“They asked me for the costume because they thought it was an original uniform from Nazi Germany, but I explained to them that it was a costume I made with my own clothes,” he said.
After the celebration of the costume contest at the Maxim Rock Cultural Center in Havana, where Forcelledo was the winner, the Cuban Institute of Music (ICM) announced their decision to close the center.
“Due to the seriousness of the event and the evidence of the inability of the cultural institution to see it, the decision was made to immediately close the Maxim Rock Cultural Center, until the facts are explained, the counterparts analysis is carried out and “taking disciplinary measures with each of those responsible for the event,” the ICM wrote in a statement published in the official press.
According to the institution, the activity constitutes “a violation of the directives for the cultural program,” “apparent” violation of the “cultural policy of the Cuban Revolution,” and “violation” of the morals and principles of which the ” Cuban social project.
Josué Forcelledo, who studies and works at the same time, believes that he has not committed any crime. The young man refused to give more details about the interrogation, the reason why he chose that costume, its effect and his current situation. The last thing he replied to CubaNet via WhatsApp was that State Security officials told him “not to talk about that topic (the interrogation)” because “it is official.”