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The trial against Cuban artists and activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez was concluded for sentencing, after two days of sessions in the Municipal Court of Marianao, in Havana, under a strong military operation.

The Cuban journalist and writer Carlos Manuel Álvarez informed this Tuesday on his Facebook profile: “The trial of Luis and Maykel is concluded for sentencing. The second session has just ended. Words from Maykel Osorbo: ‘I hope that the sentence that you decide , madam judge, be that of your conscience'”.

The poet and activist Katherine Bisquet also alluded on the social network to the end of the two days of the trial, in addition to reiterating the sentence of the Cuban rapper to the judge, urging her to give her own and fair sentence.

“Maykel Castillo’s final sentence in the trial today: ‘I hope that the sentence that you decide, madam judge, is that of your conscience’. Great Maykel! Huge!”, the activist and art curator Anamely Ramos also shared on Facebook, who in the early hours of this Tuesday denounced the “bad performance” of the rapper’s lawyer during his trial, which began on May 30.

“Today everyone has agreed that Maykel’s defense is reverend shit. It doesn’t surprise us. We know how far a lawyer from a collective firm in Cuba can maneuver in political cases like this,” Ramos said.

She added that several people are compiling the data on the processes against Castillo and the visual artist Otero Alcántara, but that she could not wait to tell about the problems in the defense of the rapper.

“Three days before the trial they removed the lawyer with whom we had been working for months. And the result is that this new lawyer, Yoilandris Savón, barely spoke and it was Maykel himself who explained everything, with a serenity -I am told- that many would not recognize Maykel but those of us who know him well, yes”; said the human rights defender, who is in the United States, after being exiled by the Cuban regime.

“Maykel has always been very aware of everything he has done, its meaning and the risks,” he added.

Castillo’s previous lawyer was Ginett del Solar Vega, but last week she announced that she would not be able to represent the artist because she had had some problems at the firm and the trials had been restricted until August 1 and that, instead, Savón would represent to Maykel.

“Well, this lawyer has achieved, with his poor performance so far, that the trial looks unbalanced. That within the general disaster, the injustice and the absolute sadness that falls on both of them, the part related to Maykel seems much more devoid of everything,” Ramos summed up at the end of the first day of the trial.

The Prosecutor’s Office asks Otero Alcántara and Castillo Pérez for seven and 10 years in prison, respectively. In the first case, for the presumed crimes of continued outrage against national symbols, contempt, defamation of institutions and organizations and of heroes and martyrs, attack, resistance and public disorder; while, in the second, for the alleged crimes of attack, public disorder and escape of prisoners or detainees.

Both activists, leaders of the San Isidro Movement, are in maximum security prisons in the provinces of Artemisa and Pinar del Río, respectively. Otero Alcántara was arrested on July 11, 2021, when he tried to join the protests against the government that were taking place in the country, and Castillo Pérez since May 18 of that same year.

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José Martí
José Martí
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