The Senate's Nameless Cuban Journalists

Friday, May 15, 2009
More than a week after World Press Freedom Day, the U.S. Senate finally approved a resolution urging the release of Cuba's imprisoned independent journalists.  As had been mentioned in recent posts, a certain New England Senator held up the bill as he objected to the original version containing the names of 26 imprisoned journalists.  This shameless Senator finally lifted his hold after a "compromise" in which the individual names were removed.  Senator, here are the names of those 26 courageous imprisoned journalists you refused to recognize:
 
Ricardo Severino Gonzalez Alfonso
Normando Hernandez Gonzalez
Hector Fernando Maseda Gutierrez
Pedro Arguelles Moran
Victor Rolando Arroyo Carmona
Mijail Bargaza Lugo
Juan Adolfo Fernandez Sainz
Miguel Galvan Gutierrez
Julio Cesar Galvez Rodriguez
Jose Luis Garcia Paneque
Lester Luis Gonzalez Penton
Ivan Hernandez Carrillo
Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta
Regis Iglesias Ramirez
Jose Ubaldo Izquierdo Hernandez
Jose Miguel Martinez Hernandez
Pablo Pacheco Avila
Fabio Prieto Llorente
Alfredo Manuel Pulido Lopez
Blas Giraldo Reyes Rodriguez
Omar Rodriguez Saludes
Omar Moises Ruiz Hernandez
Raymundo Perdigon Brito
Oscar Sanchez Madan
Ramon Velazquez Toranso
Alfredo Felipe Fuentes