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Ailing political prisoner in Cuba transferred to a prison hospital

News of Marcelino Abreu's deteriorating health via Uncommon Sense and Capitol Hill Cubans has a tribute to this courageous human rights and democracy activist:

Critically ill Cuban political prisoner Marcelino Abreu transferred to military hospital

Suffering the effects of lengthy hunger strikes, Cuban political prisoner Marcelino Abreuhas been transferred to to the intensive care unit of a military hospital.

Capitol Hill Cubans pays fitting tribute to this courageous freedom fighter:

During the holidays, let's continue to highlight some of the current political prisoners that the Castro brothers would like the world to forget.

Today, we remember democracy activist, Marcelino Abreu Bonora, who just spent his second Christmas in a political prison.

Abreu was arrested in 2012 for yelling “Long Live Human Rights,” “Down With Tyranny,” and "Freedom" on Fidel Castro's birthday (August 13th).

His peaceful protest was caught on video (see it here at 1:50 mark).

The Castro regime handed him a 4-year prison term in a sham proceeding, which he was not even permitted to attend.

Abreu has been on several hunger strikes protesting his arbitrary imprisonment -- most recently for 76-days.

He is currently in grave health.

Demand his freedom.

In the picture below, Abreu shows the blood-stained shirt he was wearing pursuant to a beating by Castro's secret police in 2010.

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