Cuba: Imprisoned rapper and human rights activist ‘El Critico’ close to death
Angel Yunier Remón Arzuaga, a human rights activist and rapper known as "El Critico" (The Critical One), has been imprisoned by the Castro dictatorship in Cuba since March of this year. Throughout his incarceration, Remon has been subjected to so much mistreatment, so many beatings, and vicious torture at the hands of Cuban State Security that the Cuban Patriotic Union is reporting this morning that he is now close to death.
These are the real fruits of the much ballyhooed "reforms" being implemented by dictator Raul Castro. These reforms have nothing to do with granting more freedom to Cubans or bringing the country any closer to democracy. Instead, they are diabolically designed to achieve positive coverage in the international press while the regime strengthens its grip on power. Under the complete and total control of the Castro regime, Cuba remains, as it has been for more than five decades, an island prison ruled by a violent and brutally repressive regime.
No amount of positive press coverage will help Angel Yunier. It will only bury him deeper into the dark Castro abyss.