Castro Increases Sentence of Imprisoned Labor Activists

Monday, March 10, 2014
The Castro regime seeks to arbitrarily increase the sentences of two jailed independent labor activists.

Vladimir Morera Bacallao is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence. The regime now seeks to add another five-years to his sentence.

Morera Bacallao has been on a hunger strike for more than 55 days protesting his unjust imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Jorge Ramirez Calderon is currently serving a four-year prison sentence. The regime now seeks to add another seven-years to his sentence.

Both activists form part of the Independent Trade Union Coalition of Cuba (CSIC), for which they were accused of the "crimes" of "public disorder" and "disobedience."