Cuban court denies Habeas Corpus to pro-democracy activists arrested for peaceful protest

Cuba’s communist Castro dictatorship has decided to continue holding pro-democracy activists arrested on April 30th and deny them a trial or hearing. This is socialism in action.

Via Periodico Cubano (my translation):

Habeas Corpus denied for Cubans arrested during protest on April 30

The Popular Provincial Court in Havana has denied Habeas Corpus for three activists arrested during a protest in support of Otero Alcantara on Obispo street in Havana this past April 30th.

The court on Wednesday denied the request for a “special Habeas Corpus procedure in the favor of Mary Karla Ares Gonzalez, Thais Mailen Franco Benitez, and Esteban Lazaro Rodriguez Lopez, for not being present as required by law.”

Although the ruling was signed on May 4, 2021, it was not given to the father of Mary Karla, Carlos Ares, until Wednesday afternoon, May 5, at the end of the established term, according to CubaNet.

The activists are among 13 who were arrested on April 30 after taking part in a peaceful protest in Havana in support of artists and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara.

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.