Cuba

Imprisoned dissident says his trial was unfair

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct. 1 (Luís Cino, www.cubanet.org) -Joel Lázaro Carbonell, president of the dissident Free Cubans organization, said from his prison cell that he was given a one-year sentence at a trial that ignored his rights.

“Once more injustice triumphs,” he said in a letter smuggled out of the Valle Grande prison. He said he wasn’t allowed to make a statement in his defense.

Carbonell, 33, was found guilty of “disobedience and resistance” in a trial Sept 15, held four days after he was arrested in his home by National Revolutionary Police.

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