While the media is busy counting how many new “private” restaurants have opened in Havana thanks to the “reforms” of dictator Raul Castro, the Cuban dictatorship continues its vile campaign of inhumane brutality against Cuba’s prisoners of conscience.
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More Violence, Repression, and Torture in Cuban Jails: Aguica
From the Matanzas prison of Aguica, two more denouncements of more repression against common and political prisoners have been reported. Via Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo:
The political prisoner Luis Enrique Labrador Díaz, sentenced to 5 years of jail,denounced from the prison of Aguica that his brother, the common prisoner Adrian Labrado Diaz, had been tranferred from the Canaletas Prison to Aguica. Adrian Labrador is being mistreated on a constant basis in front of his brother’s presence. Luis Enrique assures that this has been done in order to provoke him and, in turn, increase his sentence, because his brother Adrian, although he is a common prisoner, is his family after all, and the authorities know very well that the violence he is being subjected to hurts him.
Also from the prison of Aguica, in the province of Matanzas, the political prisoner William Gonzalez Concepcion, sentenced to 9 years behind bars for “helping the enemy”, denounced that the prisoner Oscar Villable Hernandez cut himself, and in the regime’s prison they stapled 70 stitches onto his stomach. He is currently in a cell which is one meter by one meter in length, completely naked. All of this occurred after he had received a brutal beating by the penal police. Concepcion decried that the current director of the mentioned prison, a guard by the name of Emilio, has earned his ranks as Lieutenant Colonel by beating, directing, and supporting the most serious of human rights violations in that gulag.
Signing this denouncement,
William González Concepción
Luis Enrique Labrador Díaz
President of the Strength and Truth Movement