Repression of the July 11 – 12, 2021 demonstrations continues in Cuba with heavy jail terms being prepared for participants. This article by Mary Beth Sheridan and Gabriela Martinez is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
Maykel Rodríguez had gone out to buy food when he came upon the crowd. His neighbors in the Cuban city of Holguin were yelling that they wanted change. They were part of an extraordinary surge of protests across the communist-ruled island last July, as citizens unleashed pent-up frustrations about the lack of food, electricity and freedom.
Rodríguez, a 34-year-old father of three, joined in.
Six months later, his family says, Rodríguez is facing up to 28 years in prison. He is among scores of people facing stiff sentences in trials this month for their roles in the demonstrations of July 11 and 12, according to relatives and human rights groups.
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