The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported last month that by its count, there are currently at least 114 political prisoners in Cuban jails, up from 102 at the end of 2013. (Read the list of prisoners here.)
Uncommon Sense is attempting to honor these brave Cubans by sharing their names and little about their respective stories. Ever since I started this blog, I have felt it vital to remember their names, names the regime would rather have the world never know. That is the only way to fully grasp the injustices they are suffering.
Today's prisoner is Darian Ernesto Dufuss Preval.
An activist with the Patriotic Union of Cuba, or UNPACU, Dufuss was arrested May 13, 2014.
The human rights commission said Dufuss was a victim of a government-sponsored "act of repudiation," and a provocation that gave the dictatorship they needed to jail him. Charges and possible punishment remain pending, according to the commission.
Dufuss is one of dozens of UNPACU activists in Cuban jails.