The dignity of many in the Cuban opposition is exhibited when they risk what little freedom they enjoy to stand up on behalf of their imprisoned compatriots. With such courageous acts, they elevate and confirm the moral stature of the struggle for liberty.
That quality was on display this past week in the town of Camajuani, in Villa Clara province, on behalf of anti-Castro activist Orlando Triana González.
Triana, a member of the Cuban Reflection Movement, on Jan. 23 was sentenced to a prison term of 2 years, 8 month because of his political activism, according to a report on the Pedazos de la Isla blog.
In addition, numerous other activists were detained by police while trying to make it to the court for Triana's trial. Among those arrested was Librado Linares Garcia, leader of the Reflection Movement and one of the Group of 75 prisoners of conscience jailed in 2003 and released in 2010.
Another act of solidarity with Triana took place in the town of Quemado de Guines, also in Villa Clara, where four actvists displayed signs and chanted slogans demanding Triana's release.
Watch the protest, by activists Maydelis González Almeida, Nosbel Jomolca, Juan Carlos Fernández Morales and Yosmel Martínez here:
This is not the first time Triana has been imprisoned because of his political opposition to the Castro regime. Read an earlier profile, here.