Gorki is Guilty

John Suarez in Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Gorki is Guilty

I don’t know what they accuse me of, nor do I have a trial date. – Gorki Águila ( Cubanet interview on 10/6/13)

Gorki Luis Águila Carrasco is a Cuban punk rocker and front man for the group “Porno para Ricardo” that translates to “Porn for Richard.” His music is loud, fast paced, political, and an anathema for the dictatorship in Cuba.

He has been jailed at different times for hours, days and years. In 2003 the dictatorship accused him of drug trafficking and sentenced him to four years in prison but at his summary trial no evidence was presented to back up the charges of the political police. Gorki is not a drug trafficker.

Free Muse an independent international membership organization founded in 1998 that advocates and defends freedom of expression for musicians and composers worldwide took up Gorki’s plight and campaigned for his freedom.

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