The Castro dictatorship has no respect for its opposition, which is one reason why it is unafraid to make up whatever reason when it wants to throw one of its members in jail. The regime will come up with one of several possibles charges -- like "disrespect" or "public disorder" -- but its favorite as to be "pre-criminal social danger."
By its very use, the regime is admitting that the defendant has not committed a crime, but like the thought police in "Minority Report" or "1984," it takes upon itself the ability to predict who might offend based on, usually, their politics.
That's what happened this week to Dany Pérez Pérez, an activist with the Cuban Independent and Democratic Party in Pinar del Rio, who was sentenced to 2 years in prison after he was found to be a "pre-criminal social danger." To make their case, the authorities said Pérez, 37, was guilty of slaughtering cattle and drinking too much, and that he associated with "anti-social elements" and "counter-revolutionaries."
The regime was so sure about its case against Pérez that it did not allow his defense attorney to present a defense, which included statements of support from co-workers.
As was evident in these proceedings, and in many others during the past 52 years in Cuba, the greatest "social danger" on the island is the Castro regime.