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Canadian man in Cuba for second pretext, promotes Montreal protest



CTVNews.ca Staff with a report by CTV Montreal's Matthew Grillo

Published Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:40 o'clock EST

Protesters gather outside Cuban tourism in Montreal to support a father who has been in Cuba a year – and a second problem on Monday for his involvement in a fatal resignation.

During a family home in Cuba in July 2017, Montreal resident Toufik Benhamiche was shot in a boat that had disappeared and a woman killed in Ontario. He was announced and convicted of criminal negligence that killed the death.

Benhamiche was released from both convictions and his four-year imprisonment were changed by Cuba's top right.

"It was fantastic news for me, and at that time I felt the nightmark when it was," said Benhamiche of CTV Montreal from Cuba.

He and his lawyer have repeatedly been given a whole post about how to operate the boat.

But even if his conviction was delivered in the last summer, Benhamiche could not go home. On Monday he is again tried for criminal law, after a second issue.

On Sunday gathered more than 50 Protestants in Montreal to ask the Canadian and Cuban governments to do more to get home.

"It may be one, like all tourists who have been there, and to see the injustice that is in Cuba, we had to do something," said protester Linda Pelleri.

Benhamiche's wife, Kahina Bensaadi, told CTV Montreal that the situation was "very tired". Though her husband was not in prison, she said she was in one.

"If you are in prison if you can not work, you can not see your family, you can kiss both daughters every night," she said they did not believe in the system of trust in Cuba.

"There are the same judges who have passed the law for a year and a half," said Bensaadi. "It's completely unrealistic, they ignore everything we feel we are in the middle of time."

She said she was forced to send money to pay for the Cuban apartment he stayed in. The couple said the worst thing is to explain to their children.

"They say to me: Dad, you will never come home now?" Benhamiche said.

Civil rights lawyer Julius Gray said his client was not sued and claimed that his rights were set. He believes the highest right of Cuba has to say the last end in the case.

"What we want [the Canadian government] It's a good idea to make a concert, a powerful effort to get out of it, "he told CTV Montreal," it's just to see that one of us would fall into situations like that, or even here maybe, and no one gets. "

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada said that consular officials provide their services and are regularly contacted by Benhamiche, his wife and authorities in Cuba.

Meanwhile, in Cuba, Benhamiche said he was guilty of a guilty and if he did, he would again re-enter his lawyer.


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