The Popular Provincial Court of Havana requested a life sentence for a Cuban – whose identity was not released -, after committing two murders of women, one of them, feminicide.
The facts were revealed in an unusual way in the stellar broadcast of the Cuban Television Newscast on Wednesday.
According to the Court, the man killed his ex-wife, with whom he had a two-year-old son and his current partner.
The accused was “immediately arrested and the evidence proves his involvement in the criminal act,” they added to the state radio station.
For his part, Daylin Naranjo Medina, president of the first criminal chamber of the Provincial Court of Havana, pointed out that some facts have not been clarified and remain under investigation, but that the crime of murder does not prescribe.
Also, Lieutenant Colonel Yoelkis Céspedes, regarding the case, stated that “we know that life is the most precious thing that a person has and therefore requires more professionalism and a greater result in facing this crime.”
The mothers of the murdered girls, Mileydys Almaguer Leyva and Mercedes Zamora Pozo, are on trial, They demanded the maximum sentence for feminicide.
It is unusual for the Cuban regime and its official media to address the problem of gender violence and femicide. Due to the lack of public information, independent platforms such as Yo Sí Te Creo en Cuba (YSTCC) and the Alas Tensas Gender Observatory (OGAT) have been lacking in recording these crimes for years.
Currently in 2023, the organizations confirmed 67 femicides, a number higher than last year.