Cuban Regime Targets Young Christian Protester With Six Year Prison

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The Cuban court unjustly sentenced a member of the Ladies in White group and the Party for Democracy and mother of three-year-old Sissi Abascal Zamora to six years in prison.
The Cuban court unjustly sentenced a member of the Ladies in White group and the Party for Democracy and mother of three-year-old Sissi Abascal Zamora to six years in prison. (RM)

The Cuban court unjustly sentenced a member of the Ladies in White group and the Party for Democracy and mother of three-year-old Sissi Abascal Zamora to six years in prison on fabricated charges of crimes of contempt.

The Municipal Court of Jovellanos, in Matanzas, agreed with the prosecution's request delivering on Thursday the sentence of six years in prison with internment for the Lady in White and activist of the Party for Democracy Pedro Luis Boitel, Sissi Abascal Zamora, 23-year-old.

It is punishment for her participation in the July 11 protests in Carlos Rojas, informed her father, Armando Abascal.

The regime accused her of creating social disorder by offering a medical help, distribution of drinking water and a prayer, the prosecutor emphasised. In Communist country none of these activities are permitted in public.

Relatives of the young Sissi Abascal Zamora immediately appealed the case. They affirmed that they would continue the legal procedures until all resources were exhausted, although they were not positive that the regime would modify the sentence.

The Mayor of the National Revolutionary Police of the municipality of Jovellanos, Silvia Martínez Montero, accused Ms. Abascal Zamora was accused by t of the alleged crimes of contempt, attack and public disorder. But these were fabricated charges.

During the trial, police patrolled the city centre of Carlos Rojas. The agents also surrounded the court.

They ratified the same six years of the petition, with internment, and gave us ten business days for the appeal. But if the Supreme Court would not react, then she would have to wait for the resolution of the appeal in prison, the activist's father explained.

According to Mr. Abascal, her daughter will go to the Matanzas women's prison.

Regarding the criminal process against the young woman, he told Radio Martí , that it was a mockery of justice.

On July 11, thousands of Cubans took on the streets of towns and cities with demand for freedom in the historic peaceful anti-Communist Uprising. According to the Human Watch reports, the regime unjustly imprisoned at least 800 protesters, including minors.

Ladies in White, Damas de Blanco, are the group of daughters, wives of political prisoners, and disappeared by the Cuban regime. On Sundays, women wearing white clothes with a white flower in their hands walk peacefully in silence through the streets demanding the release of their unjustly imprisoned loved ones.

 


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