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- Cubans detained over anti-government protests tell their story
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Cubans who took part in the anti-government protests of July 11 and 12 have been detained with charges such as inciting public disorder.
Among those detained include people who were protesting against a lack of food, medicine and freedom along with bystanders and people filming the demonstrations.
Raisa Gonzalez, the mother of detainee Anyelo Troya, who had just come back from a court hearing said her son had just been sentenced to a year in prison for taking part in the protests.
"Myself and our lawyer have already been in court today. They called us and they sat us there, they brought them (detainees). There were 10 youngsters, 10 or 12, I don't know exactly. The judge handed down the sentence to all of us equally. She gave them a year of deprivation of freedom. My son raised his hand, asked for the judges permission very correctly. He expressed himself and told him that he had the right to a lawyer. He had the right to be defended and that he had not been given the opportunity. He was very angry. And then they immediately came up to him and I said: 'Please shut up, please shut up!' They put the handcuffs on him and I said: 'Please shut up, you are not alone. Your mother is going to do the impossible for this injustice. Shut up already?' And he did and walked away,'' Gonzalez said.
Other relatives of detainees spent days desperately looking for their loved ones at different police stations.
Meanwhile, actor and playwright, Yunior Garcia, was detained during the protests and placed under house arrest.
"Apparently because they went through the videos of the protests, they located the people they recognized and they have gone to the houses of those protesters looking for them,'' Garcia said.
"My current situation is that I have four officers in front of my door who prevent me from going outside. They told me I cannot even go to work. When I leave to buy cigarettes or food, one of them goes with me to keep me under vigilance. We know there are more, because we counted eight this morning,'' Garcia added.
Juan Pappier, a senior researcher of the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch, said over 500 people including protesters, artists, journalists and others have been detained.
"We have conducted dozens of interviews to document the Cuban repression against protesters in Cuba. We have concluded that the repression has been brutal. Over 500 people including protesters, artists, journalists and others have been detained. The vast majority of them are being held incommunicated. The whereabouts of many of them are unknown. Many have been beaten, some have been tortured. And many of them are being subject to arbitrary criminal prosecutions based on Cuban legislation that guarantees no due process rights and no rights to defence," Pappier said.
Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel said on July 14 that the government would have to apologize to those who were mistreated by mistake.
Activists fear the detentions will detonate a series of trials of hundreds of people who partook in the demonstrations.
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( Original Title: Cubans detained over anti-government protests tell their story )
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