Nelson Vázquez Lima in 1991 was convicted of "attack, disrespect and rebellion in penitentiary establishments," and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
I don't know what he allegedly did, but since being thrown into the Castro gulag he has been an active member of the opposition, protesting human rights abuses with hunger strikes and other demonstration and bearing witness to what he knows about the cruelty of the regime.
Cuban prisons are full of freedom fighters like Vázquez. They may not have been imprisoned for political reasons, but once in jail, they fully understand what the dictatorship is doing to them and their fellow prisoners, and they have exhibit the courage to act.
Most recently, Vázquez, an inmate at a prison in Guántanamo, on Oct. 10 started a hunger strike to demand he be transferred to a prison closer to his home in Cienfuegos. He was transferred to Guántanamo in July 2008 after he requested permission to visit his mother, who was ill.
The regime responded by transferring Vázquez to a prison farther away from his home.
No longer willing to put up with the abuse, Vázquez started a hunger strike.