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 Sandalio Mejias Zulueta.
Mejias, an activist with the Cuban Liberal Party, has been in jail since May after he should "Down with the dictatorship" at a government office in Old Havana. He was found to be a "pre-criminal social danger" -- a common designation for the regime's opponents -- and sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Almost immediately after his arrest, Mejias started a hunger strike.