UPDATED, March 5, 2012 -- Alfredo Calzado was released from prison in February 2012, after serving 10 months.
Cuban human rights activist Alfredo Calzado García last week was convicted of "disrespect" and "resistance" and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Calzado was sentenced on April 5, three days after he was arrested and three months after he completed a 2-year sentence for being a "pre-criminal social danger."
Calzado's wife said Cuban State Security had been looking for a chance to again punish Calzado. When agents moved to arrest him, he fell to the ground, started singing the national anthem and yelling, "Long live human rights!"
The thugs responded by beating him so severely, that he was left urinating blood.
Independent journalist Jesús Alexander Almaguer reported that Calzado had only 10 minutes to speak with a lawyer before his "trial."