UPDATED, May 3, 2013 -- Marcos Maikel Lima was released from prison in April 2013.
UPDATED, Oct. 24, 2012 -- Antonio Lima was released from prison in October 2012.
This post first appeared May 25, 2011.
Two brothers, Marcos Maikel y Antonio Michel Lima Cruz, were sentenced to prison terms last week after they were convicted of "public disorder" and "insulting national symbols."
Their actual "crime" was marching through the streets of Holguin, complete with the uban flag, and chanting anti-government slogans while listening to the music of the Los Aldeanos. They have been in jail since last Christmas day.
Security officials blocked various dissidents from approaching the courthouse.
Marcos Maikel, 33, was sentenced to 3 years in prison, and Antonio Michel, 28 was sentenced to 2 years.
They are both human rights and political activists and independent journalists.