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 Emilio Plana Robert.
Plana Robert, a member of the Resistance and Democracy Movement, on Oct. 6, 2012, was tried in Guantánamo and convicted of being a "pre-criminal social danger" and sentenced to 42 months in prison. He was convicted, even though he had never before had been arrested, warned to halt his opposition activities, etc.
I was able to find at least one report, dated January 2013, that indicated Plana Robert had been tortured while in prison.