Cuba sentences lawyer to jail for trying to help homeschoolers

Posted on August 22, 2019 9:10 pm

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Cuban lawyer and journalist Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces was sentenced to hard labor and imprisonment for attempting to give legal assistance to jailed homeschooling parents, Ramon and Adiya Rigal. The Municipal Court of the city of Guantanamo, Cuba, stated that Haces was guilty of the offense of resistance and disobedience. According to Haces, he was beaten and then detained for five days after he tried to help the Rigals with their legal defense during their trial for homeschooling their two children. Both parents, as well as another homeschooling father, Golkis Almaguer, remain in prison. Haces is appealing his sentence…