He was arrested three weeks ago, during which he has spent eight days on a hunger strike and been the victim of at least two violent beatings in prison.
Serrano Avila was a licensee who sold agricultural products from a kiosk. As he started participating in activities with UNPACU, he began suffering harassment, arrests and beatings at the hands of the Castro regime's inspectors and security forces.
Pursuant to this latest arrest, for seeking to travel from Palm Soriano to Santiago to attend Pope Francis' Mass, the Castro regime destroyed his kiosk and confiscated its goods.
Of course, none of this is new.
Despite what the Obama Administration and its allies purport -- that "self-employment" licensees are a means of "empowerment" for the Cuban people -- the fact is they require a stamp of political privilege, approval and obedience from the Castro regime.