Police brutality in socialist Cuba: Another young man shot dead by National Revolutionary Police

In socialist Cuba, the state gives its police and State Security agents the authority to be judge, jury, and executioner. And since socialism is inherently totalitarian, there are no consequences for the murderers. This is socialism in action.

Via CubaNet (my translation):

Another young man in Cuba dies at the hands of police

Jose Daniel Ferrer, the leader of the opposition group the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), said on Twitter that the young Cuban man, Yamisel Diaz Hernandez, 32, was shot dead by regime police in San Cristobal in the province of Artemisa this past Saturday.

The victim’s father, Federico Diaz Garcia, told Radio Television Martí: “They say he was accompanied by two others when the police shot him. The problem is I don’t know who those other people are that were with him.”

According to Diaz Garcia, the version of the incident provided by authorities is that the police officer “shot him in the chest because he was coming at him with a machete, but my boy did not have a wound to the chest, it was below his arm on his side. No police officer shoots you in the side if you’re coming straight at him. And they haven’t given me any reason to believe otherwise,” he said.

Initially, it was reported that Yamisel, who works at a cooperative in the town of Ramon Lopez Peña in San Cristobal, had died during an incident with some horses. “It was an incident with horses that led to the police shooting him and caused his death. His wife is inconsolable, she doesn’t stop crying,” said Teresa Gonzalez, a neighbor of the victim in a phone interview with CubaNet.

Diaz Hernandez leaves behind three young daughters. His funeral took place in the town of Lopez Peña and he was buried this morning at 8:30 AM.

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