Castro dictatorship deals harshly with independent labor leaders in Cuba
While many Americans on the left extoll the virtues of the Castro dictatorship's "workers' paradise" in Cuba, not one of these pro-labor Americans would survive a single minute as slaves of the Cuban regime.
Cuban Labor Leaders Face Long Prison Terms
The Castro regime seeks long prison terms -- eight and five years respectively -- against independent Cuban labor leaders, Vladimir Morera and Jorge Ramirez Calderon.
They are members of the Cuban Federation of Independent Workers (CTIC, in Spanish) and have been imprisoned since September 2012.
Both were arrested for screaming anti-Castro slogans ("Down with Fidel Castro" and "Long Live Human Rights") at a pro-regime mob that was throwing rocks at Morera's home.
They are accused of the "crimes" of disobedience, public disorder and contempt.
The Castro regime also seeks a three year prison term against Ramirez Calderon's wife, Nelida Lima Conde.
More "reform" you can't believe in.