Amid Distractions, a New Political Prisoner

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
While the media remains distracted with Raul's re-shuffling of his exit restrictions, the Castro regime has handed a new prisoner of conscience a 2 1/2 year sentence.

Rafael Matos Montes de Oca of the pro-democracy Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) was condemned to 2/12 years in prison for "preemptive social dangerousness."

That's another one of those repressive "laws" that advocates of normalizing relations with the Castro regime absurdly want us to "respect."

Matos is the third member of UNPACU to be handed a long prison sentence this month for this blatantly political "crime."

The other two are Emilio Plana Robert and Reinaldo Castillo Martínez.