Ten months after she was arrested during a violent police raid on her home, Sonia Garro Alfonso, a member of the Cuban Damas De Blanco ("Ladies In White"), remains unjustly imprisoned in the Castro gulag. Her husband Ramón Alejandro Muñoz, who was arrested the same day, also remains jailed.
Through her sister, Garro last expressed disappointment that she has not received more support from others in the Cuban opposition and international groups like Amnesty International.
"She has been very active in the opposition and at first, there was a lot of support," said Yamilet Garro. "But that has fallen, has cooled off ... that she feels they have forgotten about her."
Sonia Garro is currently being held in the Manto Negro women's prison, facing pending charges of "attempted murder" and "public disorder."
Garro and her husband were arrested March 18, 2012, during a nationwide crackdown against the opposition in advance of Pope Benedix XVI's visit to the island.
According to Amnesty International, the couple was arrested at their home in Havana after 50 police forced their way into the house and fired rubber bullets at them. Sonia Garro Alfonso was wounded in the foot.
Her sister said last week that Sonia is poor health, suffering from kidney and skin ailments. A priosn doctor has told Sonia that she is in need of specialzed care, according to a story published by Diario de Cuba.