Cuban protesters arrested during a violent crack down by State Security on peaceful protests last Saturday in the small town of Caimanera in Guantanamo will be put on trial by the communist Castro dictatorship.
The Cuban regime announced that demonstrators detained for protesting this weekend in the town of Caimanera in the province of Guantanamo, will be put on trial, according to an official statement.
“Acts of this nature that threaten social peace will not go unpunished and offenders will be presented before the judicial authorities with all constitutional guarantees and respect for their rights,” said Saimara Llamaré Galano, president of the Assembly of People’s Power in Caimanera, in a statement released on Monday.
The official note, posted on the local government’s website and on the Facebook page of Canal Caribe, repeats the regime’s version of events that on Saturday, May 6, “several people in a state of intoxication in the town of Caimanera, Guantanamo, attempted to disturb public tranquility.”
The five Cubans known to have been detained by the regime have been disappeared since their arrest. Neither those arrested nor the State have yet provided any information to their families about their whereabouts or condition.
Along with the many Cubans who protested Saturday night in Caimanera, the five detainees were brutally beaten by Cuban State Security special forces known as the “Black Berets,” who were deployed by the Castro dictatorship to quash the protest. One of the men arrested was taken away unconscious after a vicious beating, witnesses say. The violent assault by State Security on peaceful protesters was captured on video and posted to the internet before the Cuban dictatorship cut off internet access on the island.