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Some Cubans Face Up To 30 Years in Prison for Involvement in July Protests

The Florida newspaper said so far, five of the protesters, including one with a mental disability, have received sentences ranging from 15 to 30 years.
Some Cubans Face Up to 30 Years in Prison for Involvement in July Protests


As mass trials continue for Cubans allegedly involved in anti-government protests held last July, some of those convicted are seeing sentences as long as 30 years.

The protests, which took place on July 11 and 12, were triggered by problems like lack of power and goods caused by economic issues on the island, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Miami Herald, mass trials have been held for the protesters in the past few weeks, with 66 tried just last week and another 45 scheduled for this week. Charges range from resisting police and disrespecting the flag to more serious accusations like sedition, which can carry sentences lasting decades.

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