Yusilin Uranga Figuera (Photo via PayoLibre.com)
Cuban human rights activist Yusilin Uranga Figuera has been imprisoned since Oct. 12, 2010, went she went to a police station to inquire about a friend who had been arrested.
Officials told her they had a case file charging her with "pre-criminal social dangerousess," and that she was under arrest. Later, she was sentenced to 2 years on prison on the charge, which the Castro dictatorship uses as a catch-all when it wants to put an opponent out of commission.
Since 2008, Uranga has been a member of the "Cubanos Libres" Human Rights Organization," which is all the excuse the dictatorship needed to jail her, even if by the definition of "pre-criminal social dangerousness," she has done nothing wrong except believe that Cuba can be a better place.
That she is a woman has not spared her the worst of the Castro gulag.
In July, she was thrown into a punishment cell in the “El Guatao” women's prison, after she demanded that officials provide her with needed medical care. Later, she was transferred to the Western Women's Prison, where an official threatened to "break her mouth" for her "undisciplined" behavior.