Cuban dissident group denounces public disorder sentences for 3 activists
The Cuban Patriotic Union, or UNPACU, opposition group on Thursday told EFE that three of its members were sentenced to between two and four years in prison for public disorder.
Yoelkis Rosabal, Ricardo Pelier and Ernesto Darian Dufo were sentenced to two, three and four years behind bars, respectively, according to the copy of the sentences to which the wife of one of the activists gained access on Thursday, the leader of the organization, Jose Daniel Ferrer, said.
The trio has been imprisoned since May in the eastern province of Guantanamo where they were brought to trial in late October and verbally sentenced on Wednesday.
Ferrer said that the wives of the prisoners want to appeal the sentence, which they must do within 10 days.
The three men have been held in the prison since May 15 after they were arrested while staging what UNPACU said was a "peaceful" protest in the town of Caimanera over the arrest there days earlier of their companion Yohannes Arce, who was sentenced to three years in prison in September.
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