Sentenced to two years in prison for contempt for 'El Gato de Cuba'

Sentenced to two years in prison for contempt for ‘El Gato de Cuba’

Yoandi Montiel Hernández, the ‘influencer’ known as The Cuban Catwas sentenced to two years in prison for the crime of contempt, according to the opposition Osmay Pérez, who added that there is a possibility that the comedian will also be released in the next three or five months.

“In today’s trial (Thursday, April 7), the Prosecutor’s Office asked Yoandi Montiel, el Gato de Cuba, for five years in prison, and the lawyers and the Prosecutor’s Office reached an agreement and gave him two years in prison.” Osmay said in a video published from the youtuber’s channel.

Montiel was arrested on April 12, 2021, at his home, where an operation from the Ministry of the Interior and some 20 police officers arrived. So far, he has been detained for about 11 months according to Osmay Pérez.

Montiel was arrested on April 12, 2021, at his home, where an operation from the Ministry of the Interior and some 20 police arrived.

The opponent pointed out that the trial was scheduled for April 5, and then it was postponed for Friday 8, but without warning the oral hearing was held this Thursday.

According to the father, Lázaro Montiel, to Cuban Journal, El Gato was arrested for “having made fun of Miguel Díaz-Canel in his last direct broadcasts.” His mother has said that she only told “the truth”.

At the beginning of his detention, he was taken to the Villa Marista prison and in May of last year he was transferred to the Valle Grande prison, where he awaited his trial.

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