Cuban rocker Gorki Aguila, of the band Porno Para Ricardo, was arrested yesterday after calling for the release of fellow artist and political prisoner, Danilo Maldonado "El Sexto."
Aguila placed a poster on the wall of the Museum of Fine Arts with an image of El Sexto and the word "Libertad" ("Freedom"). He was immediately approached and arrested by agents of Castro's secret police.
His whereabouts remain unknown.
El Sexto was arrested on December 25th, 2014 (just a few days after the Obama-Castro deal was announced), for painting the words "Raul" and "Fidel" on two pigs. He remains imprisoned to this day.
This month is the Havana Art Biennial. The current delegation of Congressional Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), plans on visiting these "festivities."
Also part of the delegation is U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN), who also happens to be an artist.
Will Franken speak out on behalf of these imprisoned Cuban artists?
Or would it ruin the delegation's "vacation"?
Image below: "We are all El Sexto."
at 9:10 AM Sunday, May 24, 2015
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