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US sanctions five officials of Cuban regime for 11J protests

the government of The United States announced on Thursday that it has taken measures to ban the visas of five Cuban officials unknown because of their association with Trial and imprisonment of protestors on July 11, 2021 In more than 50 cities and towns in Cuba.

In a statement, the State Department, headed by Antony Blinken, announced the sanctions, which respond to Presidential Proclamation 5377, by which The United States may suspend the entry of Cuban government officials and employees into the country.Reports to EFE.

According to the statement, these five officers are linked to “unfair trial” and the punishment and imprisonment of Cuban protesters who took to the streets on July 11, 2021.

The United States government claimed that Cuban authorities “deprive citizens of their basic human rights and fundamental freedoms”,

Following the announcement of new personal sanctions against representatives of the regime, Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Fernández de Cosio described the measures as “a thug’s tool”. in a message through you Twitter account,

,The hypocrisy of the US government regarding Cuba knows no bounds, The ‘sanctions’ announced today, like the economic blockade, are tools of a thug, determined to sabotage the political will of the Cuban people,” wrote Fernández de Cosio.

las 11J Protests in CubaThose harshly repressed by Cuban authorities have already prompted Washington to impose sanctions on high-ranking military officials.

That day, as a result of a “combat order” given by Miguel himself Diaz-Canel, thousands of Cubans spontaneously took to the streets and protested demanding more freedom and political change, resulting in hundreds of arrests and prison sentences.

Attorney General of the Republic of Cuba (FGR) recently reported that The Courts of Governance 11J. 76 strict punishments have been issued against 381 people for mass protests offrom them Under 16 Years 18 Years,

Javier Larondo, president of the human rights NGO Cuban Prisoners Defenders (CPD), condemned DIARIO DE CUBA . for that FGR. one of the last releases of Wants to deceive the press and public opinion.

“There are more than 1,000 defendants, 726 have been sentenced. We have sentences, we have documents. Sentences that cannot be ignored. At least 37 minors have been prosecuted and at least 23 have already been sentenced.”He pointed out, although the attorney general’s office mentioned only 16 in its report, 15 of which were subsidized by other types of restrictions, such as corrective work with and without detention, and limitation of liberty.

“To say that 381 are sanctioned would be of the same magnitude as a lie, because the sanctioned are those who have been sentenced and are in prison. Like those who are sanctioned with a financial order that deprives them of their liberty. Aren’t they punished? There are hundreds more,” Larondo said.

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