Lilian and one 13-year-old girl were picked up by Pini and a Cuban youth near a Bayamo school for a party, according to the videos. Two other girls, aged 13 and 14, turned up separately but it was not clear if they engaged in sex acts, Diversent said.
Ramírez was asthmatic and blacked out while being filmed having sex with a Cuban man in his 20s, according to the recreation video. One 13-year-old girl is shown recalling matter-of-factly how Ramírez fainted. The 13-year-old laughs when the Cuban man uses a slang expression for a foreigner.
Believing that Lilian had died and afraid to take her to a hospital, Pini and others put her in the trunk of a car and dropped her off in an isolated spot on the outskirts of Bayamo, the video noted. The municipality has about 220,000 people.
An autopsy indicated Lilian died of asphyxia but not how, according to Diversent. Her body was found after a dog was seen chewing on a human hand, according to a prosecution video.
The three Italians and some of the Cubans claim they falsely confessed or incriminated others under heavy pressure by police interrogators and after weeks in isolation cells. Pini and Sartorio claim they have receipts proving they were in Italy when Lilian died.
They told me they needed my help punishing the bad Cubans who were abusing the girls, and then they threw me in prison, Pini told El Nuevo Herald during a lengthy phone interview from the foreigners wing of Havanas Combinado del Este prison.
Muñoz Yero said her daughter, Yaina Coset Pardo Muñóz, 31, also agreed to falsely incriminate another woman after police kept her in an isolation cell for 25 days and then asked her to help put the guilty ones in prison.
Now shes ashamed that she told lies, the mother said during a phone interview from Bayamo. The daughter, a former administrator at the local Museum of Archaeology is serving a 22-year sentence for murder and corruption of minors.
Whats more, Diversent said, a Bayamo resident recently signed a notarized declaration for Pinis appeal saying that on the day Ramírez died he saw a young girl and a man in his 30s or 40s walk into the thicket where her body was later found.
The man, Pedro Medel said he told police what he had seen and days later recognized the girl from a police photo of Lilian, but was not called to testify at the trial, the lawyer added.
Asked what might have happened to Lilian, Pini said he could not speak freely on the prison telephone.
I am very much afraid of the Cuban authorities, he said, because they can do anything here make up evidence, erase evidence, erase anything.