In normal countries, the family of murder victims have the right to attend the trial of accused perpetrator. They have a right to witness the judicial process, to know that justice has been fairly served. We’ve all seen televised high-profile murder trials over the years, and empathized with the grief and anger displayed by members of the victim’s family. Can you imagine the pain felt by those family members had they been shut out of the trial?
Welcome to Cuba. The photo below is of the children of deceased Cuban pro-democracy leader Oswaldo Paya being prevented from attending the “trial” of Spanish youth leader Angel Carromero last Friday in Bayamo.