Cuba reduces sentences for some July 11 protesters, but activists warn crackdown continues

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Miami Herald

After a long struggle to get her son released from jail, Barbara Farrat shed tears of joy when the moment arrived last week. “We won a battle,” she said in a Facebook video announcing that her son, 18-year-old Jonathan Farrat Torres, who was imprisoned for protesting against the Cuban government last July 11, had been released on bail to await trial. But she quickly added: “We cannot stop denouncing. ‘Patria y Vida’and Freedom, freedom for all our prisoners.” The Cuban government has reduced the long sentences it had handed down to at least 31 minors and young adults incarcerated after the mas…

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