Cuban labor activist sentenced to two years in prison
Some of the most longstanding and loyal supporters of the Castro dictatorship in Cuba have been labor unions here in the U.S., which is ironic considering the fact that Cuba has been run like a slave plantation for more than five decades. Nevertheless, many American labor unions view the island prison as the "workers' paradise" that Marx promised the world. Therefore, you will not hear a peep of protest from the likes of the SEIU or the AFL-CIO over the prison sentenced just handed to a Cuban independent labor activist.
Cuban sentenced to 2 years in prison for being a labor activist
Ulises González Moreno (photo: Ivan Hernandez Carrillo)
Iván Hernández Carrillo is reporting over his twitter account that Cuban labor union activist Ulises González Moreno was sentenced on November 28, 2012 to two years in prison for his labor organizing activities in a trial whose outcome had already been decided before it even started. The imprisoned activist's wife, Jacqueline Daly, is devastated by the news.
According to Cuba Sindical, González Moreno is 45 years old and was detained on November 15, 2012 at his home located in Concordia # 414 apartment 2 in Central Havana by two plain clothes state security agents who identified themselves as members of the Ministry of the Interior (MININT). The following day when his wife went to where her husband was being detained she was told that he would be tried for "Peligrosidad Social" (Social Dangerousness), which indicates that the activist has a predilection to in a possible future commit a crime against the regime. This law has been used to persecute nonviolent activists.
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