Posted at 10:18 a.m. EST Tuesday, February 16,
WHAT TOUGHER LAWS WOULD DO
Cuban lawmakers are considering tougher sentences for security crimes,
drug trafficking and other offenses. Proposals would:
Impose a 30-year prison sentence and 100,000-peso
fine on dissidents or ``counter-revolutionaries'' -- citizens who
collaborate in the ``constant economic, political, diplomatic, propaganda
and ideological war'' against the country.
Outlaw the ``supply, search or gathering of
information'' and ``introduction into the country of subversive material,
its reproduction and diffusion.''
Qualify as criminal conduct the ``direct or
third-party collaboration with radio or television stations, newspapers,
magazines or other mass media for the purposes expressed in the bill.''
Impose the death penalty on large-scale drug
Target those who sell drugs to minors.
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