A version of this post appeared earlier.
In Cuba, nothing is more dangerous to the Castro dictatorship than a Cuban who rejects the regime and goes their own way.
The regime even invented a "crime" with which it can label -- and imprison -- anyone who rejects and/or challenges its dictates: "pre-criminal social dangerousness."
One of the latest to be so branded is independent labor activist Ulises Gonzalez Moreno.
Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter has the story:
Iván Hernández Carrillo is reporting over his twitter account that Cuban labor union activist Ulises González Moreno was sentenced on November 28, 2012 to two years in prison for his labor organizing activities in a trial whose outcome had already been decided before it even started. The imprisoned activist's wife, Jacqueline Daly, is devastated by the news.
According to Cuba Sindical, González Moreno is 45 years old and was detained on November 15, 2012 at his home located in Concordia # 414 apartment 2 in Central Havana by two plain clothes state security agents who identified themselves as members of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT).
The following day when his wife went to where her husband was being detained she was told that he would be tried for "Peligrosidad Social" (Social Dangerousness), which indicates that the activist has a predilection to in a possible future commit a crime against the regime. This law has been used to persecute nonviolent activists.
The same blog later reported that after his trial, State Security officials offered him a deal: He would be released if he agreed to inform on his fellow activists.
"Take me to jail right now, I'm no snitch."
UPDATED, Dec. 22, 2012 -- Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter has an update.