A Cuban political prisoner already serving a lengthy jail sentence had 10 years added to his sentence as punishment for conducting a hunger strike late last year, according to Radio Marti.
A court in Holguin convicted Orlando Zapata Tamayo on a charge of "contempt" - as if there is any other way for a political prisoner to feel about the Castro dictatorship.
Zapata, who has remained steadfast in his opposition to the dictatorship while in prison, was unimpressed by the proceedings. He took the opportunity presented him to denounce the "crimes and abuses" committed by the regime against the Cuban people, according to the Radio Marti report.
Police officers responded by gagging Zapata.
Zapata has been imprisoned since the "black spring" crackdown of 2003. He is now serving prison sentences totaling 36 years. To read more about him, go here.