Trial against Caimanera protesters is suspended "until further notice"

The authorities suspended the trial without giving further explanations and without proposing a new date.

Manifestantes Caimanera © Redes sociales
Caimanera Protesters Photo © Social networks

The trial against six young Cubans detained for their participation in theprotests against the government that occurred on May 6 of last year in Caimanera, was suspended, this Tuesday, “until further notice.”

The news was confirmed by the mother of one of the prisoners toMartí News, alleging that the communication was made known to him by the defense lawyer of the six detained Cubans.

“At nine o'clock at night one of the boys affected by the situation, Yandris Pelier, came, who was called by the lawyer whoThe trial was suspended, they did not give any arguments, they simply suspended the trial, we have to wait for them to summon again", saidVictoria Martínez Valdivia, mother of the brothersLuis Miguel Alarcón Martínez andFelipe Correa Martínez, two of the accused.

On Monday, the independent organization Cubalex had reported thatThe oral hearing would take place at 9:00 a.m. in the Municipal Court of the Guantanamo municipality Niceto Pérez.

"The Guantánamo Prosecutor's Office has requested between 4 and 9 years of deprivation of liberty for the protesters", specifies information published on the social network X by Cubalex.

Of the six defendants, it isDaniel Alvarez Gonzalez who is asked for nine years for the crimes of public disorder and instigation to commit a crime.

His brotherRodolfo Álvarez González, along with the alsobrothers Luis Miguel Alarcón Martínez and Felipe Correa Martínez, as well asFreddy Sarquiz González, face six years in prison for the crimes of public disorder and attack.

The sixth isYandris Pelier Matos, from whom the Prosecutor's Office asks for four years in prison for public disorder.

Of them, Luis Miguel Alarcón Martínez and Daniel Álvarez González, remain imprisoned and have been sick in prison and without medication. The others are free on bail.

The mother explained that the four protesters who are on parole had rented, along with the family and defense witnesses, a vehicle for 4,000 pesos to travel to court.

On Saturday, May 6,A massive protest was registered in Caimanera when dozens of people took to the streets with cries of “Freedom”, touring the town to protest the shortages and blackouts.

Less than 24 hours after the outbreak, independent media and Cuban civil society organizations denounced the forced disappearance of five of the protesters and thedigital blackout that left the entire country without Internet for more than an hour.

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