Carlos Abreu was released from prison on June 26, 2008.
This week's Political Prisoner of the Week is one of Cuba's newest political prisoners.
Carlos A. Abreu Caso, 42, an activist with the Cuban Liberal Party (PLC) in Villa Clara, on June 19 was tried, convicted of being a "pre-criminal social danger," and sentenced to 16 months in jail, according to a dispatch posted at Misceláneas de Cuba.
(Being a "pre-criminal social danger" is an Orwellian thought crime the dictatorship made up, as a way to silence its opponents. Numerous dissidents are currently serving up to 4 years in prison after being convicted of the "crime.")
That's about all I could find out about Abreu, who at the time of his arrest worked at the Celestino Hernández Robau Municipal Hospital.
I do not know the exact nature of Abreu's activism with the PLC, but you can presume he knew of the risks he was taken, with his opposition to the dictatorship.
One of the surest indicators of the repressive nature of the Castro regime is the jailing of more than 300 political prisoners. To illustrate that reality, Uncommon Sense each week profiles one prisoner. There also is a Political Prisoner archive on the left sidebar. To suggest a prisoner for a profile, send me an e-mail.
For profiles of imprisoned Cuban journalists and related information, read the March 18 Project.