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News agencies apparently run out of room to report on Cuba’s political prisoners

Apparently, the supposed migratory reforms announced by the Cuban dictatorship have taken up all the space available for news reports on the island. Not one major news media agency -- all of which have reported ad nauseum on Cuba's new travel rules -- has written a single word recently on Cuban independent journalist and political prisoner, Calixto Martinez, who is now in his fourth month of imprisonment.

Fortunately, Uncommon Sense still has space for Calixto on their website:

4 months after he was arrested, Cuban independent journalist Calixto Martinez remains in jail

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Calixto Martinez

One way the murdering, unjust Castro dictatorship maintains its grip on power is with a healthy amount of irony.

For instance, the regime finally conceded this week that cholera was posing a threat to residents of Havana.

The admission came several months after independent journalist Calixto Martinez last summer first broke the story about a cholera outbreak.

How did the Castro regime reward Martinez for his resourcefulness in informing his fellow citizens about this grave risk to their health?

By arresting him Sept. 16 and holding him with no formal charges.

Four months later, Martinez remains imprisoned, suffering some of worst torture and other cruelties his jailers can throw him

And all because he did his job as a journalist.

You can show your support for Martinez by signing this petition asking the Cuban government to release him.

For more on the campaign for his release, visit the website for the Hablemos Press news agency.

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