There is no need to play favorites with Cuba's political prisoners — they are all deserving of your support — but the man of the moment, because his moments may be short, is Ariel Sigler Amaya.
He is very sick, and the Castro dictatorship doesn't give a damn. The regime refuses or is unable to give him the medical care he needs, and it has ignored pleas for his release so he can travel to the United States or somewhere else to save his life.
Slowly, the world may be getting to know this brave man, imprisoned since the "black spring" of 2003. Six members of Congress this week even signed a letter on his behalf, asking the Organization of American States, which apparently thinks the Cuban government has "changed," to intervene with its new friends in Havana.
The congressional support is welcome, but I would hazard to guess that it is nothing compared to what Sigler is getting from his fellow political prisoners.
Radio Martí reported Friday that two other dissidents, jailed since the "black spring," Alfredo Dominguez Batista and José Daniel Ferrer García, have joined a nationwide fast to show their support for SIgler.
They have set aside their own problems, their own sufferings delivered them in the Castro gulag, in order to stand with their brother Ariel because his cause is their cause, too.
Those members of Congress, and the rest of us trying to make the world notice Ariel Sigler Amaya, are lucky to count ourselves in their company.