6-year-old daughter of imprisoned Cuban rapper asks the Summit for help “to free him”

The six-year-old daughter of the Cuban rapper Maykel Castillo Perez “El Osorbo,” one of the singers of the song “Homeland and Life,” who has been imprisoned for a year in Cuba, asked the leaders participating in the IX Summit of the Americas for help to “free” him.

Gentlemen of the Summit, I am addressing you even though I do not know you. I want to talk to you about my dad, who is in jail for just singing a song. He hasn’t done anything. Please, can you help me free him? says Jade de la Caridad Castillo in a video posted on social networks echoed by the singer Yotuel Romero.

The daughter of El Osorbo implores in the video the solidarity of the participants in the summit that takes place in Los Angeles (USA) to achieve the release of her father.

“I love him very much, and I miss him. Can you help me free my father?” says the little girl with her hands over her heart.

Yotuel Romero, El Osorbo, “El Funky”, Descemer Bueno and the duo Gente de Zona won two Latin Grammy Awards for “Patria y Vida”, the song released in February 2021 and turned into the anthem of the peaceful protests that broke out in Cuba on July 11, 2021.

Osorbo awaits sentencing after the trial held on May 31, in which the leader of the San Isidro Movement, the plastic artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, was also tried.

The Prosecutor’s Office asks for 10 years in prison for the first and seven for the second, imprisoned since July 11.

Otero Alcantara He is accused of the alleged crimes of outrage against the symbols of the country, contempt and public disorderwhile Castillo is charged with the crimes of contempt, “defamation of institutions and organizations and of heroes and martyrs”, attack and public disorder.

Jade de la Caridad Castillo is the daughter of El Osorbo and his ex-wife Rosmery Hernández, who was present during the oral hearing of the trial.

Organizations that defend human rights, such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, denounced that the process against the two Cuban artists was full of arbitrariness.

Cuban singer Yotuel Romero told Efe in Los Angeles on Wednesday that the one not invited to the summit is the “regime” of Miguel Díaz-Canel, but Cuba is.

Yotuel, who along with other activists met with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said that he had explained to the US authorities “the will of the people of Cuba to be free.”

“We hope that the world will continue helping Cuba to find its happiness,” express. EFE