HAVANA, April 26 th The Cuban authorities could punish illegal departures from the Island with up to eight years in prison, according to a proposal of the new Penal Code promoted by the Government to toughen the sanctions issued by the judicial system.
According to the Cuban jurist Eloy Viera, on the website of The touch, the regime punishes leaving or attempting to leave the Island using illegal methods with up to three years in prison.
In the same way, those who organize or materially support these outings are punished in the same way or
It is necessary to mention that these sanctions have been on hold for years as part of the migratory agreements signed with the US government in the 1990s since most of the illegal departures are aimed at reaching North America.
However, the new wording of the Penal Code indicates that a repeat offender in this crime may be punished with eight years in prison, although it did not clarify the exact number of times that one must be caught to be considered as someone “repeat offender” in the said crime.