Cuba: Another independent journalist threatened by Castro State Security
Cuban secret police threaten to kill independent journalist Alberto Gil Triai Casales
Alberto Gil Triai Casales
You could say a lot of things about the policemen who carry out the Castro brothers' repression of the Cuban people, but you'll never be wrong if you call them a bunch of thugs.
That characteristic was recently on display when thugs from the National Revolutionary Police -- the regime's street cops -- and from State Security -- the secret political police -- assaulted and arrested independent journalist and former political prisoner Alberto Gil Triai Casales.
Triai, who was released in November 2011 after more than 5 years in prison, was trying to get to the home of Andrés Pérez Suárez when several policemen grabbed him, he told the Hablemos Press news agency in Havana.
They held him for only about 10 minutes, long enough "to threaten me with death if I continue with my activities against the regime," Triai said.
Read the Uncommon Sense profile of Triai here.