At least eight names were added to the roster of political prisoners in Cuba, according to the Hablemos Press news agency and human rights monitor. They are:
- Wilberto Parada Milan and Roberto Hernandez Barrios, activists with the Patriotic Union of Cuba in Havana, who on Feb. 4 were tried, convicted of charges of assault, contempt and resistance and sentenced to two years in prison. The charges are in connection with an April 30, 2013, protest they organized for near the old Capitol building in Havana.
- Laura Marante, a member of the Damas De Blanco, or "Ladies In White," on Feb. 26 in the town of Güines was tried and convicted of charges of disrespect and resistance. The judge sentenced her to 6 to 12 months in prison and fined her 400 pesos.
- Eider Frometa, a member of the Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy, on Feb. 27 in Guantanamo was sentenced to 3 months in jail on a charge of damaging state property.
- Activist Alcibiades Guerra Marin on Feb. 28 in Havana was tried and convicted on a charges of "disrespecting the figure of Fidel Castro," after a day earlier he protested his wife's detention by shouting, "Abajo Fidel!"
- Yoennis de Jesus Guerra Garcia, an independent journalist with the Yayabo Press news agency, on Feb. 26 in Sancti Spiritu was sentenced to 8 years in prison on charges of theft and slaughter of livestock.
- At the start of the month, a court in Antilla, in Holguin province, ratified a 3-year prison sentence for Miguel Santana Breffe, vice president of the National Liberal Party of Cuba, on a charge of "injuries." Santana on Feb. 13 began serving the sentence at the Holguin provincial prison.
- Indpendent librarian Gustavo Cola Castillo, was arrested Feb. 14 in Las Tunas province after he got into a fight with a member of a Castroite "rapid response brigade" that assaulted him on his property. He was immediately taken to the Tipico prison in Las Tunas, where faces a pending charge of "injuries."