New trial date set for child political prisoner in Cuba arrested for peacefully protesting

Brandon David Becerra Curbelo with his mother Yanaisy Curbelo.

While the media is busy disseminating regime propaganda and promoting tourism to Cuba, the communist Castro dictatorship is putting children on trial for peacefully protesting.

Via Martí Noticias (my translation):

Trial for Brandon Becerra, a minor accused of ‘sedition’ for protesting on July 11, is postponed

The trial of Brandon David Becerra Curbelo, who is currently imprisoned for protesting on July 11 in Havana, has been postponed to January 27 and 28, according to what his mother Yanaisy Curbelo told Radio Martí.

Becerra Curbelo, who was incarcerated shortly before he turned 18, was supposed to go on trial this Monday facing charges of sedition, public disorder, spreading the epidemic, and assault.

The minor was able to speak with his mother from prison for 15 minutes via telephone before she spoke to Radio Martí.

“In reality he’s in really bad shape,” said the political prisoner’s mother. “He’s in bad shape because what he wants is to get the trial over with: ‘Mom, what I want is for the trial to take place; I can’t keep going like this, waiting to see how long my sentence will be.,'” he told her.

Becerra Curbelo told his mother that he spoke with his attorney “and he told him that he was doing everything possible to get the charge of sedition dropped.”

However, Yanaisy Curbelo is skeptical, saying: “The thing is it won’t make much of a difference. If they drop the charge of sedition, if they drop the sedition, they’re still accusing him of public disorder, spreading the epidemic, and assault. It’s more or less the same thing!”

Continue reading (in Spanish) HERE.

2 thoughts on “New trial date set for child political prisoner in Cuba arrested for peacefully protesting”

  1. This is flagrant human rights violation involving a minor, and if it were being committed by a right-wing regime, the usual suspects would be frothing at the mouth. But of course, as we all know, they’re full of shit.

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