Oscar Sánchez Madan, Cuban dissident journalist was sentenced to four years in prison after a one-day trial without a defense lawyer
Interesting that in the same week I wrote about the importance of defense counsel here, we find this article showing you the swift justice (or rather lack thereof) that you get in that Paradise that the Code Pink morons and those New York City school teachers and their students rave about; the Herald reports:
A Cuban dissident journalist was arrested, tried and sentenced to four years in prison -- all in one day and with no defense attorney -- on charges of being a ''pre-criminal social danger,'' a press freedom group said Wednesday.
Oscar Sánchez Madan, a 44-year-old resident of Unión de Reyes in central Matanzas province who writes for the Coral Gables-based Cubanet network, was summarily processed Friday, Reporters Without Borders said.
The Paris-based press freedom organization said he is the third reporter jailed for "dangerousness'' since interim President Raúl Castro took over power July 31 from his ailing brother Fidel.