The Castro dictatorship not only is slowly killing Cuban political activist/rap singer Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga, it is counting on the world not noticing. For most of the past 54 years, it's been a successful strategy for the dictatorship.
On Monday, however, it will be made clear to the regime there are plenty of us paying attention to what happens to the man known as "El Critico."
Human rights activists will take to Twitter and other social media at 9 a.m. EST to launch a virtual protest -- use the hash tag #FreeElCritico -- to demand that the regime release El Critico before he succumbs to the effects of a hunger and thirst strike now in its third week. El Critico is demanding his immediate release from jail.
El Critico, singer with the rap group Los Hijos Que Nadie Quiso ("The Unwanted Children"), has been imprisoned since March 26 when he was arrested while confronting a Castroite mob carrying out an "act of repudiation" at his home. He was later charged with "assault," and prosecutors called for an 8-year prison sentence.
In jail, El Critico has been beaten and suffered other tortures, including after he started his hunger strike. In July, he contracted cholera, which severely weakened his health.
El Critico is currently hospitalized in the city of Bayamo, but he is continuing his hunger strike, vowing to stick with his protest until he is freed from jail or he is dead.
The Castro dictatorship would prefer him dead -- especially if it can keep the world from knowing what happened to him.
On Monday, we can do our part to ensure that the regime is held to account.
Join us to demand:
To read more more about El Critico, check out Pedazos de la Isla.
You can follow the protest on Twitter here.
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