Quote of the Day: Cuba's "Conditional" Releases

Sunday, January 11, 2015
[The Cuban political prisoners] are being released on parole, in one of those tricks of infamy that they have accustomed us to. They put on the sheet of paper that they were released on condition of good behavior. Yet they had been denying them any kind of benefit because, according to the State Security jailers, they were behaving very badly by also protesting within the prisons. What's most important has yet to be resolved, which is for what we fight -- ending the arbitrary legal order that gives rise to so many innocent people going to prison, the lack of a independence of powers of the state of Cuba, the largest factory of prisoners of conscience.
-- Jose Daniel Ferrer, head of Cuba's largest democratic opposition group, the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU), 1/10/15