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Sumaiya Khatun
30 de jul. de 2022
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The Cuban political system has continually legitimized itself through discourses of exceptionalism, not deviating from the way the region operates when prosecuting protests. In Cuba, there has been a legal means of criminalizing political opposition since the 1990s as a countermeasure to the United States Congress' Helms-Burton Amendment (1996), which strengthened the trade embargo. The 1999 Protection of Cuban National Independence and Economy Act, or Act No. 88, approved by the Cuban Parliament, identifies a series of criminal figures based on possible support for U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba. Possible damage to citizens in exercising their rights of expression, assembly or demonstration. The law was designed with such broad interpretive discretion that a criticism of the one-party political system or the performance of a ruler could be considered Job Email List an endorsement of the Helms-Burton Act. Often referred to as the "goke law," this legal mechanism was used in the so-called "Black Spring" trial of 75 peaceful opponents in 2003. Outlets that spoke out against the U.S. trade embargo were tried and imprisoned for criticizing the government as accomplices to punitive policies. In recent months, thanks to the actions of the San Ysidro Movement and 27-N, the Cuban government and state media have salvaged Law No. 88 of 1999. It is said that some activists of the two groups may be subject to prosecution under the legal norms. By itself, the existence of the law is irregular and arbitrary, cannot be generalized, but is used to threaten the exercise of public liberties, and was guaranteed and relatively expanded in the last constitution of 2019.
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