Judicial Circus against artist Otero Alcantara and rapper Osorbo begins in Havana


The leader of the San Isidro movement and author of Patria y Vida has become a symbol of the popular rebellion of 11-J.

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Protest against the release of Otero Alcantara in Miami.Reuters
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“In these months, the regime has given me exile outside Cuba, the only way out of prison. Otherwise, I would spend seven years in prison.” The lawsuit against the artist has not yet started Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara, the beginning of which is scheduled for today, and it is already known what his punishment will be. The leader of the judicial circus knowing that the Castro regime has already created San Isidro Movement (MSI) has managed to transmit an audio from Guanajay Prison, where he has been for ten months, in which he not only describes his health condition (Amnesty International condemned that he lost an eye after one of his attacks) had lost sight of hunger).

It is a sentimental message, not only against impunity, but also about the future he dreams of for his country. In the middle of the last century, Fidel Castro Raised voice even during the trial after the dictatorship of fulgencio batista, “History will set me free” then became an engine of what would later become the Cuban Revolution.

No one will acquit the artist from Damas 955, the street where the headquarters is located in the ruined Centro Habana, because his only crime is Claim independence for your country peacefully.

“I dream that no Cuban will be the enemy of another Cuban. For these dreams I am ready to sacrifice the flesh of an artist, my flesh as an artist and my freedom-loving soul. I’m sure freedom will come very soon“, Otero Alcantara said, words that are addressed not only to those who fight against the injustices perpetrated by political prisoners, but also to the nation of Cuba inside and outside the island.

San Isidro movement leader and rapper Maykel Osorbo, one of the authors of the libertarian anthem Patria y Vida, is today facing revolutionary justice at the court of Marianao in Havana. 11-J. transformed into symbols of the popular rebellion of, And they feel the very close support of a large group of friends, relatives, activists, dissidents and organizations such as Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), who have not hesitated to demand the immediate release of both. . artist..

The same request was made earlier in the year by the United Nations Working Group, which concluded that the rapper had been detained arbitrarily.

prosecutors Miguel Daz-Canel Starting today, they will demand ten years in prison for Osorbo for public disorder, defamation of “institutions and organizations and heroes and martyrs”, in addition to contempt and assault. The pretext used by the authorities is the incidents at the MSI headquarters in April 2021, when government agents tried to arrest the rapper and were stopped by neighbors.

The reality is that the memes published on Facebook by Osorbo against his successor Raul Castro And, above all, his participation in Pateria y Vida put him in the eye of the storm. Always considered an “uncomfortable” foe for Castroism, due to his popularity in Havana’s neighborhoods and among Afro-Cubans, the rapper represents those who are not afraid to raise their voices against the dictatorship.

“State security and the Cuban regime prefer as a rule to act in the shadows and we urgently need to remove that veil,” the activist stressed. amilie ramos, Osorbo’s passionate companion and whom the government denies his right to return to the island. The horrific Villa Marista jailed rapper won’t even be able to trust his lawyer, Ginette Del Soler, who was punished with a questionable ban to practice until August.

The charges against Otero Alcantara include an alleged outrage against national symbols, for using the Cuban flag in a work of art he called the Drapeau. “Soon there will be a year after the last peaceful and unprecedented mobilization of the Cuban people in their quest for freedom. In this year I didn’t say how proud I am of Cuba and the people inside and outside the island.”Highlighted the artist in his audio.

Of course, behind the persecutions against Otero is his pacifist leadership, without fanfare and always associated with his artistic expressions. As soon as he verified via the network that Cubans took to the streets on July 11 last year, the artist called his friends to the Malecón. The police did not let him go there either.

Cuban activists have called on European embassies and governments across the continent to appear at trial against the two artists for becoming notaries of judicial fraud. “And this is just the tip of the iceberg”Ramos assured. Today, 1,015 political prisoners remain in Castroism’s dungeon, following a series of releases of minors and teenagers who are expected to complete “correction work with internment, a euphemism for forced labour”, the activist criticized. . Salome Garcia BallacaoCo-founder of Justicia11J.

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