An admirable quality of many in the Cuban opposition is their selfless concern for their fellow man. As opponents of the Castro regime, they face many dangers but they never forget about those Cubans who might have it worse -- like those Cubans imprisoned in the Castro gulag because of their political views.
For example, members of the opposition Republican Party of Cuba (PRC) gather each month at a Catholic Church in Old Havana to pray for PRC activist Lázaro Marlon Mesa Romero, who has been in jail since May 2010 when he was arrested during a street protest.
After Mass on July 24, the activists took their demands to the street.
Independent journalist Julio Beltrán Iglesias was at the gathering and wrote:
"You could hear cries of 'Freedom for all political prisoners,' 'Long live human rights,' 'End the repression,' 'Freedom for Marlon,' and 'Down with the dictatorship!'