Four young people, under the age of 20, who had been sentenced in Cuba to seven to nine years in prison for participating in the historic demonstrations of July 11, 2021, have been released from prison, sources within Cuba announced on Saturday. the opposition.
Two of them, aged 18, had been sentenced to seven years in prison, the other two, aged 19, had been sentenced to nine years in prison, according to the NGO Cubalex, whose headquarters is in the United States. -United.
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The young people, from the La Güinera district, in Havana, were able to leave prison after an appeal "
", indicated the NGO on its Twitter account where it published the names of the four young people.
According to activist Martha Beatriz Roque, the latter "
were not released, but benefited from a change of
disciplinary measures", one being now under house arrest and the other three subject to community service, she told AFP.
To cries of “
” and “
We are hungry
”, thousands of Cubans demonstrated on July 11, 2021. These rallies, unprecedented since the 1959 revolution, left one dead and dozens injured, and 1,395 people were arrested. , of which 728 are still imprisoned, according to Cubalex's latest count.
The district of La Güinera and the Toyo zone, in the Cuban capital, had been the scene of the most violent clashes between demonstrators, police and supporters of the communist government.