Hunger striking Cuban political prisoner released, still facing charges

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Dissident Released from Prison, Stops Hunger Strike, but Still Under False Charges

Miguel Rafael Cabrera Montoya is a dissident from Palma Soriano and a member of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) who recently canceled his hunger strike this past February 2nd.  He was carrying out the protest against his arbitrary arrest and the false charges pressed against him.  However, Montoya is still under the danger of being sentenced for a crime he never committed.

The dissident was one of the 6 eastern Cuban activists to be violently detained on August 28th of 2011 after being attacked by tear gas while at the home of Marino Antomachit (also a dissident).  Montoya, along with other activists who were arrested on that day, was released in November, but under the threats that he still had a pending trial.

From his town of Palmarito de Cauto, Jose Daniel Ferrer Garcia- former prisoner and current national coordinator of UNPACU- explained that the Cuban regime recently accused Cabrera Montoya of having committed a robbery.  “But what is absurd of this accusation“, highlights Ferrer Garcia, “is not only that the robbery is fabricated, but that the robbery he was being accused of had occurred in October of 2011 and in the city of Havana.  But in October, Miguel was jailed in the Aguadores prison along with the 6 other activists from UNPACU“.  In addition, Garcia pointed out that the wife of Montoya affirmed that her husband had not traveled to Havanas since 2 years ago.

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