The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reported lin June 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 Alexis Guerrero Cruz.
A veteran activist, including with the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) and Christian Liberation Movement (MCL), Guerrero on April 15 this year was sentenced to 4 months in prison after he refused to pay an arbitrary fine of 400 pesos, or about $16, that had been handed down earlier, according to the human rights commission.
If the dictatorship abides by the sentence, Guerrero could be released by next week.