Cuba: Where you go to prison for listening to music

Cuba is one of the few countries in the world where not only can you be imprisoned for providing access to the internet, you can also be imprisoned for listening to music. This is something all those U.S. tourists should keep in mind since the Obama State Department is not going to tell them, and all those “Cuba Experts” are suspiciously mum about the subject.

Via DIARIO DE CUBA (my translation):

Holguin prosecutors are asking for three and four year prison sentences, respectively for two activists for listening to Los Aldeanos and congretating in front of their home, sources from the dissidence informed.

Brothers Marcos Maikel y Antonio Michel Lima have been detained since December 25th.

According to the independent journalist Yosvani Anzardo, they are charged with alleged “public disorder” since the charges of “defacing patriotic symbols” were dropped.

The trial date is yet  unknown, Anzardo told DIARIO DE CUBA.

The situation has brought Los Aldeanos to Holguin in solidarity with the Lima brothers.

The presence of the popular duo provoked violent repression by the police against 1,500 people who spontaneously gathered at the place.

The event ended with 6 persons injured by blows administered by police, according to the Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation (CCDHRN).

There were also between 80 and 90 persons detained who were later released after paying a 30 peso fine.