US urges Cuba to drop criminal charges against journalist

The U.S. is calling on Cuba to drop criminal charges against a journalist facing a year in jail following his arrest earlier this year

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the U.S. "strongly condemns" the prosecution of Roberto Quiñones. Pompeo said the detention and trial of Quiñones showed "flagrant disregard for legal norms."

The Cuban government had no immediate comment.