Farinas, Journalists and Labor Activists Arrested

Thursday, April 7, 2011
While the Spanish government congratulates itself for the forced exiled of another 37 Cuban political prisoners this week -- something akin to when former U.S. President Jimmy Carter helped Castro forcibly exile over 3,000 (not a typo) political prisoners in 1978 (apparently to make room for new ones) -- the Castro regime continues to arrest pro-democracy activists.

Yesterday, it (once again) arrested pro-democracy leader Guillermo Farinas, recipient of the European Union's 2010 Sakharov Prize for Human Rights, along with several independent journalists from the Cubanacan Press Agency.

It also arrested members of the Federation of Independent National Workers (CONIC), including Alexis Gómez, Emilio Jerez Oliver, Ernesto Herrera Biel and Justo Javier Sánchez Izquierdo, who were trying to stage a protest outside the headquarters of the regime's Cuban Workers Conference (CTC) -- the only labor union permitted in Cuba.

More "reform" you can't believe in.