Tuesday, March 18, 2008


This week marks the fifth anniversary of what has become known as Cuba's own Black Spring - the decision by that great humanitarian, Fidel Castro, to jail 75 dissidents for daring to peacefully challenge the supremacy of his Communist regime.

Of the 75 originally sent to prison, 55 remind behind bars, serving sentences of up to 25 years.

You can get all their details, including names, photographs and the prisons where they are currently held, by visiting our friends over at Uncommon Sense.


Anonymous Walter Lippmann said...

Every country in the world has laws against accepting funding and political direction from hostile foreign powers, and Cuba is no exception.

The 75 people arrested five years ago were not arrested for their writings, but for their acceptance of money and political direction from the US Interests Section.

Yoani Sanchez, who posts sharply critical material on the internet from Cuba with her real name, has not been arrested for what she has been doing. Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo is an open opponent of the Cuban government, and he hasn't been arrested, wither. Nor has Oswaldo Paya in these past five years, either.

I'm sure that Australia has similar laws. Let's take a look at applicable US laws against collaborating with hostile foreign powers:

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