More Beatings and Hunger Strikes

Sunday, July 10, 2011
On Friday, Cuban pro-democracy leader Guillermo Farinas, recipient of the European Parliament's 2011 Sakharov Prize, was arrested and beaten (again) by the Castro regime.

His arrest took place at a train terminal in Santa Clara, where he had gone to accompany former political prisoner Felix Navarro.

Meanwhile, Cuban political prisoner Ariel Azuaga Pena has been on a hunger strike since July 1st, in protest over the 6-year prison term handed to him by the Castro regime for the "crime" of "disrespect."

And finally, Antonio Michel Lima Cruz and Marcos Maykel Lima Cruz, the two young Cubans imprisoned for 2-3 years for shouting anti-regime slogans while listening to hip-hop music, have begun a hunger strike protesting their deplorable prison conditions.

More "reform" you can't believe in.