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Another prisoner of conscience added to the already long list in Cuba

It would appear that Reuters was too busy reporting on a Cuban "witch" (santera) enjoying the economic "reforms" of the Castro dictatorship and was distracted long enough to miss that yet another prisoner of conscience has been added to Cuba's long list of political prisoners.

Thankfully, Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter is on it:

New prisoner of conscience in Cuba: Ulises González Moreno condemned to 2 years in prison
Ulises González Moreno arrives in prison transport to hearing
The judicial farce with regards to the independent labor activist Ulises González Moreno ended this afternoon confirming that he will serve two years in prison for preserving his dignity as a person. Beginning at 9:00am this morning there was a hearing at the Popular Provincial Tribunal of Havana to consider an appeal to the two year prison sentence.
The term "farce" is not an exaggeration because the Cuban criminal code criminalizes dissent and secondly as recognized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: " there is no separation of powers in Cuba which, in this case, would guarantee the independence of the administration of justice."

The charge of "peligrosidad social predelictiva" which translates into English as a "predilection to social dangerousness"is as Orwellian a charge as one can be charged with.

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