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 Alcibiades Guerra Marin.
Guerra's "crime," as the dictatorship calls it, was "disrepecting Fidel Castro," as is if the bearded bastard deserves anything less than contempt and disrespect.
On Feb. 28, 2014, Guerra was tried, convicted and sentenced to 1 year in prison, a day after he protested his wife's detention by shouting, Abajo Fidel, or Down with Castro!. Soon after he started a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.