Can You Land In Jail In Cuba For Protesting On Social Media? – Havana Times

with Decree-Regulation 35 taking impact
The Cuban authorities authorized new laws for Web utilization. Picture: AFP
By Eloy Viera Cañive (El Toque)

HAVANA TIMES – There are many indicators in Cuba proper now that residents might be despatched to jail in the event that they publicly categorical their dissent in opposition to the Authorities or criticize its insurance policies. Nonetheless, from a authorized standpoint, none of those jail sentences had been justified within the new laws printed within the Cuban Republic’s Official Gazette No. 92 on August 17, 2021.

The collection of laws embrace Decree-Regulation 35 and Decision 105/2021 from the minister of Communications which set out violations and administrative sanctions. Violations are actions banned by the State that don’t classify as crimes; sanctions incurred don't exceed a wonderful or asset forfeiture.

A Cuban courtroom shouldn't be in a position to decide and sentence anybody to jail by falling upon what is printed in Decree-Regulation 35 and its complementary requirements. That stated, it doesn’t imply that these laws fail to legitimize some harmful Authorities conduct and actions that they adopted exterior their very own legal guidelines, which might be understood as an indication of its willingness to repress in any house – particularly within the digital house the place it has seen its management disintegrate – and to crush any vital opinions from residents.
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