Cuban independent journalist Sol García Basulto is pleading with the world to take up her cause, after the Castro secret police threatened to imprison her and punish her family because of her work.
Garcia, a correspondent for 14ymedio, said she has never committed a crime, and that the threats started when she demanded the Castro dictatorship respect the rights of Cuban citizens.
"Journalism has the power to oxygenate the social thinking in favor of those in Cuba," Garcia said in a video posted on Facebook.
Garcia was arrested Nov. 3 in Camaguey, after she tried to travel to Havana to obtain a visa so she could attend a journalism conference in Panama.
Police told Garcia she was being accused of "disobedience," a charge that could bring her a year in jail. They also threatened to take her child into custody and to charge her parents with "complicity." Before letting her go, police seized several of her belongings, including a cell phone.