Updated 07/28/2021 10:00 PM
Anyelo is already at home, says his brother Yuri.
Anyelo is Anyelo Trota, a 25-year-old photographer who participated in the production of “Patria y Vida”, the rap by El Funky and Maykel Osorbo, turned into an anthem of the current Cuban rebellion.
But Anyelo was arrested when he took to the streets on Saturday the 10th, amid the demonstrations against the regime, hunger and the health crisis.
He was with his camera in the area of the Capitol, in Havana, and they took him like so many others.
For ten days he had no contact with his family or his lawyer and in a summary - and secret - trial for "public disorder", he was sentenced to one year in jail.
By appeal, they allowed him to reunite with his family and be at home.
One of the judicial officials, Rubén Remigio Ferro, announced that 60 protesters have already been tried for different “crimes”, although the opposition claims that the number of detainees is ten times higher.
Talking costs nothing
President Alberto Fernández quickly ignored the Cuban repression ("I don't know what is happening, but let's end the blockades. There is nothing more inhumane").
But here, well away from the marches and repression, various nonsense was heard.
Like those of a Conicet fellow, Mariano del Popolo, who tried to explain to a Cuban exile… how the regime works in Cuba.
Or the pro-government deputies Carlos Heller and Eduardo Valdés proclaiming "Homeland or Death" and justifying that repression.
They do not even pay attention that this time the rebellion did not start from their "worms" or from Miami, but from the very bowels of a battered country.
Perhaps if they read Padura's text they would understand it better.
Or Pablo Milanés himself: "It is irresponsible and absurd to blame and repress a people who have sacrificed themselves and given everything for decades to support a regime that in the end what it does is imprison it," wrote the troubadour on his social network.