Several police officers from a special brigade are transported in a vehicle in a street of Havana (Cuba) on July 21, 2021 | Photo: Ernesto Mastrascusa / Agência EFE / Gazeta do Povo

Photographer Anyelo Troya González was sentenced to one year in prison for “public disturbance” in a summary judgment in the absence of a lawyer, the young man’s family announced on Wednesday (21). Along with him, 11 other demonstrators were tried in summary proceedings, facing sentences ranging from 10 months to one year in prison. Only two had a lawyer.

Anyelo was arrested on July 11 while filming protests against the dictatorship. He was already targeted by the Castro regime because he had recorded the video clip for the protest song “Pátria y Vida”.

Anyelo’s mother and brother said they were warned by law enforcement on Monday to hire a lawyer for their son, but the next day when they arrived with the lawyer at where Anyelo was detained, authorities said he had already been tried and taken to another prison.

“We came running with the lawyer and the trial was already over. They tried him without a lawyer. There were 12 boys in the same summary judgment and only two had a lawyer because their parents found out about him. time, ”Anyelo’s brother Yuri said. EFE.