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 Alexander Otero Rodriguez.
Otero, an activist with the Patriotic Union of Cuba, was arrested along with activist/rap singer Angel Yunier Remon Arazuaga. or "El Critico," on March 26, 2013, in the city of Bayamo. Prosecutors have charged Otero with "assault," and recommended a 7-year prison sentence.
The Patriotic Union of Cuba, or UNPACU, is one of the largest and most active opposition groups in Cuba. Dozens of its members are political prisoners in Cuban jails.