Carromero Trial Begins Friday in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES — The Cuban government is making capital improvements to the Provincial Court of Granma and surrounding homes in preparation for the trial starting Oct. 5th of Spanish citizen Angel Carromero, who is charged with manslaughter in the deaths of two dissidents in a traffic accident, reported independent journalist Yoandry Montoya.

The court, located in the city of Bayamo, was “in the most chaotic situation of any justice institution anywhere in the world, but now it looks like a five-star hotel,” said Montoya to the US government sponsored Radio Marti in Miami.

They have installed air conditioners in the rooms, put in new windows, the bathrooms have been tiled with “expensive” ceramic tiles and comprehensive repairs have spread to houses surrounding the court, including the installation of security cameras throughout the area.

Carromero, a leader of the youth organization of Spain’s governing Popular Party, will stand trial this coming Friday for manslaughter in the deaths of dissident leader Oswaldo Paya and opposition activist Harold Cepero, who both died in the car Carromero was driving on July 22.