Don't believe the hype, don't believe the lies: Despite highly publiczed releases of dozens of prisoners in 2010 and 2011 and other so-called "reforms," there remain dozens of prisoners in Cuban jails whose only crime is their political opposition to the Castro dictatorship. Each one witness to the repression that goes to the essence of the regime.
The very unofficial Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Tuesday released their names -- 106 in all, plus 17 more on parole under "extra-penal licenses."
(Not on the list are the thousands of other anti-Castro activists arrested and subjected to shorter-term detentions designed to neutralize the opposition out of the glare of the scrutiny that might come if the regime resorted to lengthy prison sentences.)
The human rights commission said its list only includes those prisoners it was able to confirm with family members and others as being held because of their politics. Other names were omitted because of a lack of sufficient verification.
Learn the 106 names and the details about their respective cases, here.
Read more, here.