Cuba

Cuban dissidents' trial postponed again

The trial of two Cuban dissidents and their neighbor, who have been in pre-trial detention in Cuba since March 2012, was postponed for the fourth time Friday without explanation.

The human rights group Amnesty International said the postponement left the three Cubans in “unfair legal limbo.” Their trial was originally scheduled for November 2013 but has been repeatedly rescheduled.

No new trial date was set Friday nor an explanation given for the postponement, Amnesty said.

Sonia Garro Alfonso, a member of the Ladies in White, her husband Ramón Alejandro Muñoz González and their neighbor Eugenio Hernández Hernández have been charged with public disorder and attempted murder. Garro also has been charged with the crime of atentado — violence or intimidation against a police officer.

The charges stem from March 18, 2012 when an act of repudiation was staged at the home of Garro and Muñoz by pro-government Cubans trying to prevent the couple from taking part in events commemorating the anniversary of the 2003 Black Spring crackdown against dissidents. Cuba’s public prosecutor claims that Muñoz and Hernández threw objects, including a television, from the roof of the Garro-Muñoz home at two state security agents.

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