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 prisoners are Vladimir Ortiz Suarez and Leonardo Paumier Ramirez.
Ernesto Tamayo and Miguel Angel Tamayo were among several activists beaten and arrested by police June 13 during a peaceful demonstration in which they demanded the end of hunger and called for higher pay for workers.
The human rights commission says the Guerras, as well as two other activists -- Ernesto Tamayo Guerra and Miguel Angel Tamayo Frias -- remain jailed on unspecified charges, however, there is at least one report that at least two of those arrest face charges of "disrespect" and "resistance," which the regime frequently uses to target its peaceful opposition.
Ernesto Tamayo and Miguel Angel Tamayo were profied on Aug. 31, 2014.