Havana, Cuba, Sep 14, 2021 / 15:19 pm
Two months after protests of Cuba’s communist government, the Cuban Conference of Men and Women Religious has denounced irregularities in the proceedings against those detained for demonstrating.
Protests took place across Cuba July 11-12. Protesters cited concerns about inflation, shortages of food and medicine, and the Covid-19 pandemic. Some protesters were beaten, and thousands were arrested.
CONCUR Support Services noted Sept. 9 “the need for strict compliance with the law by applying the law in favor of the accused” and that the cases against peaceful protesters ought to be “freely dismissed.”
The organization noted "with regret" the "repeated refusals" of the authorities "to the changes in preventive measures requested by the lawyers, as well as not considering the evidence presented for this purpose."