The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners here.)
Uncommon Sense is attempting to honor these brave Cubans by sharing their names and little about their respective stories. Ever since I started this blog, I have felt it vital to remember their names, names the regime would rather have the world never know. That is the only way to fully grasp the injustices they are suffering.
According to the human rights commission, Angel Frometa, who has had many run-ins with the dictatorship, was jailed Feb. 20, 2014, after he broke a window on a police car and was sentenced to 7 months in prison. He is an activist with the Youth Movement for Democracy.
Eider Frometa, an activist with the Patriotic Union of Cuba, has been imprisoned since March 2012, when he was violently arrested after police charged him with hanging anti-government placards. He was convicted of charges of "assault" and "resistance," and sentenced to 3 years prison, according to the human rights commission.
Angel and Eider's brother Enyor Frometa Allen is also an anti-Castro activist.