In an open letter to the decaying dictator Fidel Castro, political prisoner Alfredo Domínguez Batista describes how he and another political prisoner, José Daniel Ferrer García, have been threatened by top authorities at the Las Tunas provincial prison. The prison warden, a piece of scum named Idalmer Campos Corrales, threatened to unleash a group of common prisoners to attack the political prisoners — a common tactic used to keep the pressure on the dictatorship's political opponents.
Domínguez let Castro know that he and Ferrer are unimpressed, opening his letter with the following powerful words from one of their role models:
Mr. Fidel Castro:
First, some words delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial: "Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive."
Today, those words serve as the guide for the continued struggle by Cuban political prisoners. What do you think, Mr. Castro, of his philosophy of peace?
Read the whole letter, in Spanish, here.