Cuban father arrested during the 11J protests is planted in Valle Grande prison

The young Cuban Cervante Borges Chacón, father of a one-year-old girl arrested on July 11, is planted in the Valle Grande prison in response to the arbitrary decision of the prosecution that asks him for 8 years in prison for the alleged crime of attack.

According to the testimony of his wife, Sylenia Vidal Márquez, on the day of the massive anti-government protests in Cuba, the man went to the door of his house to film with his cell phone what was happening when he was beaten by a policeman who tried to take away his phone. telephone.

Although he managed to quickly enter the house, he was arrested 11 days later and transferred to Valle Grande, where he is accused of throwing stones at the police without presenting evidence and they want to sentence him to 8 years in prison.

Angry at what he considers an injustice, the 33-year-old went on a hunger strike.

“Today 10-13-21 my husband, father of my daughter, who is 1 year and 10 months old, is planted in the Valle Grande prison. He is accused of an attack for the July 11 demonstration in which he He was outside the house recording what was happening and a policeman beat him to take away the phone and he managed to enter the house. They want to sentence him to 8 years in prison without having evidence that he has thrown a stone as the police say who accuses him … Please help this cause by sharing this publication … he has already been in prison for 3 months, “the woman posted on Facebook.

In another publication he reiterates “My husband’s name is Cervante Borges Chacón and he is planted in the Valle Grande prison,” along with an image of the young man and his little girl.

At list prepared by the Cubalex organizationBorges Chacón appears in box 184, where it is detailed that he is 33 years old.

Cubalex already registers 1,121 detainees in the demonstrations and the days after them, of which more than 500 remain in detention, mostly young, who are being subjected to summary trials.

Last August, the president of the Supreme People’s Court, Rubén Remigio Ferro, denied that the Cuban regime is carrying out these trials, despite the testimony of dozens of victims and their families.

The official assured that these are “abbreviated procedures for minor crimes” and affirmed that the Cuban Justice “strictly complies with the main international instruments.”

However, activists, organizations and relatives of the detainees affirm that the Government tries to exemplify the rest of the population to prevent another social outbreak.

On July 11, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in more than 60 cities on the island to ask for better living conditions, as well as food, medicine, vaccines against Covid-19 and, in essence, a change of government.

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