"My only little boy did nothing", says mother of young man detained for broadcasting J11 protests in San Antonio

The mother of Yoan de la Cruz Cruz, the young Cuban who made the first transmission of the 11J protests from San Antonio de los Baños, asked for his freedom and assured that he did not commit any crime to be tried to eight years in prison.

“My child, my only little boy, he did nothing, Lord, don’t let them condemn me. Freedom, my God, for everyone [los presos del] 11J, “wrote Maribel Cruz on Facebook.

The young Cuban has been serving an eight-year sentence since last December in the Ganuza prison, San José de las Lajas, for the alleged crimes of public disorder and contempt, according to the information released by the NGO Cubalex.

After the trial, several activists and human rights defenders came out in defense of the political prisoner, claiming that he is a very brave young man, because he was the one who first broadcast the 11J protests in Cuba.

“Yoan showed Cuba the spark that was lit in San Antonio,” it was disclosed on social networks.

Maribel Cruz, along with other Cuban mothers, participated in the Misa del Gallo that was celebrated this Christmas in Cuba, to implore for all young people detained after the peaceful protests that took place in more than 60 towns on the island.

“May God, who is in control of everything, put his control over those prisoners who must be released because they did not commit any crime, they only came out to demonstrate,” he told Martí News.

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