Grammy-winning black rapper sentenced to 9 years in KGB-designed prison by lily-white Communist/apartheid regime for peacefully protesting. We anxiously await the tidal wave of support for the rapper and the firestorm of indignation against his Communist oppressors by the Grammy community, the Rapper community, the Black community, the Latin community, Artists United Against Apartheid, (which include Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Daryl Hall, John Oates, many, many more) etc., etc.

On right: jailed and finally sentenced Cuban rapper/dissident Maykel Castillo Pérez Osorbo

A Cuban court imposed prison sentences on two famous Cuban artists who took part in composing and recording “Patria y Vida,” the viral rap song that became the anthem for disaffected Cubans banned by Cuba’s Communist regime and won two Latin Grammys last year.

Hip-hop singer Maykel Castillo and visual artist Luis Manuel Otero, who are leading members of a dissident movement defending civil rights on the communist island, were convicted of contempt and public disorder, among other charges, Cuba’s attorney general’s office said on Friday.

The 38-year-old Mr. Castillo was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges that he sought to “defile and harm the honor and dignity of the country’s highest authorities,” according to the attorney general’s office. Charges included public disobedience and contempt, disrespecting national symbols, and attacking a police officer.

Mr. Otero, a 34-year-old visual artist whose provocative street performances have challenged the government, received a five-year prison sentence for contempt, public disorder and “desecrating national symbols.”

More here.

On right: Nelson Mandela, who inspired the whole “Artists United Against Apartheid” hoopla.

Le ZZZUMBA!….

3 thoughts on “Grammy-winning black rapper sentenced to 9 years in KGB-designed prison by lily-white Communist/apartheid regime for peacefully protesting. We anxiously await the tidal wave of support for the rapper and the firestorm of indignation against his Communist oppressors by the Grammy community, the Rapper community, the Black community, the Latin community, Artists United Against Apartheid, (which include Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend, Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Daryl Hall, John Oates, many, many more) etc., etc.”

  1. Yeah, well, good luck with that. I suppose there might be a peep of fleeting lip service here or there, though I certainly wouldn’t bet on even that much. Osorbo’s life, of course, does NOT matter.

  2. As for Mandela, however inspirational he may have been, he was also an unconditional and unabashed apologist for the totalitarian tyranny of Castro, Inc., which is still cashing in on its Mandela connection. Fidel Castro, of course, never gave a shit for South Africa or Mandela, but he was one hell of an opportunist, and he never let a golden opportunity go to waste. Maybe Mandela really believed the lie and fraud that was the Castro “revolution,” or maybe he was just a hypocrite, but either way he helped whitewash and enable evil.

  3. And you know why those “artists united against apartheid” did their thing? Because it was the height of PC fashion and they cannot resist any such opportunity. It was NOT because they truly care about human rights or racial inequality or social justice, because if they did, they’d do exactly the same in Cuba’s case. And it’s not just that they’ve been indifferent, but that they’ve done plenty to benefit Cuba’s dictatorship. Beneath contempt.

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