“Not one witness to accuse me, not one to identify me, not one single piece of evidence against me.” (Armando Valladares regarding his 30 year sentence in 1961.)
“Forget your lawyer mentality. What you say doesn’t matter. What proof you provide doesn’t matter, even what the prosecuting attorney says doesn’t mater. The only thing that matters is what the G-2 (military police) says.” (Castroite prosecutor Idelfonso Canales to Rivero Caro 1961.)
“When it is a question of annihilating the enemy, we can do it just as well without a trial.” (Andrei Vishinsky, 1936.)
“Judicial evidence is an archaic bourgeois detail, we execute from Revolutionary conviction.” (Che Guevara, 1959.)
BTW, Oswaldo Paya’s family did not charge Carramero with anything–Big Brother did.