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Cuba says more than 700 charged over anti-government protests

BBC News

January 26, 2022

Cuban officials say more than 700 people who took part in anti-government protests last year have been charged with crimes including sedition, vandalism, theft and public disorder.

The public prosecutor’s office said 172 people had already been tried and convicted, without giving details.

Families and activists have criticised the trials as unfair, and say the sentences are disproportionate.

Hundreds of people were arrested after the protests, the largest in decades.