Every Cuban political prisoner has a story that must be told. But for some, the information about the prisoner and their particular case is limited, at best.
For example, all I could learn about Claro Fernando Alonso Hernández is that he was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 30 years for "revealing state secrets." And that he doesn't get the same level of support as other prisoners from outside of jail.
At the very least, however, he is deserving of the world knowing his name.
UPDATED, April 11, 2009 Claro Alonso is a former Cuban intelligence agent.
One of the surest indicators of the repressive nature of the Castro regime is the jailing of political prisoners. To illustrate that reality, Uncommon Sense each week profiles one prisoner. There also is a Political Prisoner archive on the right sidebar. To suggest a prisoner for a profile, send me an e-mail at email@example.com
For profiles of imprisoned Cuban journalists and related information, read the March 18 Project.