Czechs arrested in Cuba could face five years in prison

Two Czechs who were arrested in Cuba in March of this year after starting a fight and shouting insulting remarks about Fidel Castro are to be tried next week, according to a report published in the Florida-based El Nuevo Herald. Zdeněk Tovara, 25, and Jaroslav Jiřík, 32, were arrested during a scuffle at Havana’s international airport and have been charged with causing public disorder, damaging property and resisting arrest. The two reportedly turned up at the airport drunk and started a fight, causing damage to property is some of the airport shops. They were also heard shouting obscenities about the Cuban communist leadership. El Nuevo says that if found guilty the men would face up to five years in prison.