Very little is known about this week's political prisoner, Jesús Santos Cruz Pérez. Except for on the latest list of names of Cubans imprisoned in the Castro gulag because of their politics, the only information about him I could find was a brief biographical profile on the Cuban Democratic Directorate's Web site.
But it's not like he was convicted of anything resembling a real crime — other than daring to claim membership in the Cuban Liberal Movement, which just by its name is a threat to the Castro dictatorship.
Cruz, 43, was sentenced in September 2008 to 2 years in prison, after a "court" determined that he was a "pre-criminal social danger," the Orwellian, catch-all charge-of-last-resort the dictatorship uses to condemn its critics when it cannot come up with a real crime. Dozens of Cuban dissidents are serving as much as 4 years in jail on the charge.
The Castro dictatorship cannot even provide enough toilet paper for the Cuban people.
How it can determine who might be "dangerous" while they are only "pre-criminal," has yet to be explained