Marcelino Abreu Bonora
Cuban political prisoner Marcelino Abreu Bonora on Friday started a hunger strike to demand his immediate release.
Abreu was arrested Aug. 13, 2012 -- Fidel Castro's birthday -- after the police caught him distributing anti-government leaflets and shouting anti-Castro slogans.
It wasn't until more than a year later, on Aug. 29, 2013, that Abreu was tried, convicted of bogus charges of "public disorder" and "disrespecting" Fidel Castro -- yes, the latter is a real "crime" in Cuba -- and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Even though Abreu was not allowed to be in the courtroom to defend himself.
Abreu is a veteran of Cuban prisons. Read more about him here.