U.S. Embassy in Cuba Honors 11J Prisoners: "Don't Let Them Be Forgotten"

Thursday, July 11, 2024 by Oscar Guevara

The U.S. Embassy in Cuba commemorated the peaceful demonstrators who took to the streets of the island three years ago on July 11, demanding freedom, and are now imprisoned.

The diplomatic mission shared a video on its Twitter account highlighting the suffering of hundreds of people who were unjustly incarcerated, as well as their families. "They were jailed for protesting peacefully and have been isolated from their families and communities," emphasized the embassy in its animated message.

The video outlines the unjust legal processes faced by those arrested during the 11J protests, many without legal representation, ultimately leading to excessive sentences.

The U.S. Embassy announced plans to share testimonies from the families of political prisoners in Cuba in an upcoming series titled Behind Bars. "Their families suffer, their children grow up without them and with traumas, their homes are desolate. The 11J protesters in Cuba are a symbol of peaceful protest; don't let them be forgotten," the embassy urged.

Key Questions About the 11J Prisoners in Cuba

To provide further insight into the situation of the 11J prisoners in Cuba, here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

What were the 11J protests in Cuba?

The 11J protests refer to the widespread demonstrations that took place in Cuba on July 11, 2021, where citizens demanded freedom and better living conditions.

Why were the 11J protesters imprisoned?

Many 11J protesters were imprisoned for participating in peaceful demonstrations. They faced unjust legal proceedings, often without legal representation, which resulted in severe and excessive sentences.

What is the U.S. Embassy in Cuba doing to support the 11J prisoners?

The U.S. Embassy is raising awareness about the plight of the 11J prisoners by sharing videos and testimonies from the families of political prisoners in a series called "Behind Bars."

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