The sister of Cuban political prisoner Sonia Garro Alfonso on Tuesday called on the international campaign to pay attention to what happens to her sister as she, her husband and another activist stand trial on supposed criminal charges against them.
"This government uses all its power against dissidents," said Yamilet Garro. "Every day, they invent new witnesses and accusations.:
Sonia Garro, her husband Ramón Alejandro Muñoz González and activist Eugenio Hernández Hernández were arrested in March 2012, in advance of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba, and have since been subjected to various abuses while in jail. Among the tortures Garro has suffered, Cuban officials have denied her treatment for kidney infections.
They have been charged with attempted murder, assault and public disorder. Prosecutors have recommended 10 years in prison for Garro; 14 years for Munoz; and 11 years for Hernandez -- which would be some of the harshest punishments for opposition activists since the "black spring" of 2003.
Their trial is 10 a.m. Friday in Havana.
Here's one thing you can do to ensure the Castro regime knows there are some who will be watching what happens on Friday: