Christmas in Cuba: More than 150 peaceful protesters sentenced to up to 30 years in prison

This is how communists celebrate Christmas. This is socialism in action.

Via the Center for a FREE Cuba:

Havana sentenced 150+ innocent Cubans up to 30 yrs prison during Christmas. German jailed 25 yrs for filming 11J protests. Look back at misrule in Cuba.

The Christmas holidays in Cuba “coincided” with predetermined political “trials” of dissidents, arrested during the July 11-13, 2021 nonviolent protests across Cuba. U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, Brian Nichols, tweeted on Dec. 26: “150+ Cubans across the island face up to 25 yrs from sham trials between Dec 13–24. The Government of #Cuba must stop these unjust sentences for peaceful protests. We call for the immediate release of #11J protestors.” Below is the map with a breakdown of where the trials were held that the assistant secretary shared over social media.

Mary O’Grady in her January 2, 2022 column in The Wall Street Journal “No Justice for Cuba’s July 11 Protesters: The Havana regime used the Christmas holidays to issue prison sentences of up to 30 years,” provided a hypothesis on the timing of the proceedings.

“Note the timing. With the international press largely off on holiday, the second half of December was an ideal moment to lock up dissidents and throw away the key. The harsh penalties are meant as a warning to Cubans about what happens to nonconformists.”

German tourist and dual citizen, Luis Frómeta Compte, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on December 23, 2021 for spontaneously filming a demonstration in Havana for private purposes with his smartphone while visiting relatives and was subsequently arrested. According to the Frankfurt arm of the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR), “the Dresden family man is one of about two thousand demonstrators arrested on July 11 during protests against the dictatorship.” ISHR strongly criticized the long prison sentence and pointed out that, in the meantime, the 59-year-old’s brother-in-law is also in pre-trial detention.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas in Cuba: More than 150 peaceful protesters sentenced to up to 30 years in prison”

  1. Celebrate Christmas? They CANCELED it for years, and only allowed it again for reasons which had NOTHING to do with Christmas as such, let alone Christ. They do whatever suits them as long as they can get away with it, and by and large the world has been EXTREMELY accommodating, not to say complicit. Lord, the nausea.

  2. A good rule of thumb for something like this is to ask yourself what would be the response if the exact same thing were done by a government like that of Pinochet in Chile or apartheid South Africa. The answer is unequivocal and very, VERY illuminating. In other words, the world is FULL OF SHIT.

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