Cuban prisoner of conscience, Pablo Pacheco Ávila, was arrested March 18, 2003, as part of the “black spring” roundup of 75 journalists, librarians, human rights activists and other dissidents. He was convicted under the abhorrent and arbritary Law 88 and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Internet is a powerful instrument, disseminating information of a quantity and kind that is almost unimaginable in its volume, from the trivial, to important world events. But this my friends is staggering; in spite of all the oppressive tactics used by the regime, with a little help from friends, Pablo is blogging from the gulag. If you have not yet seen this, prepare yourself, reading it almost brought me to my knees. Go now and read his beautiful blog, Vos tras las rejas – Voice through the bars, in English here, and in Spanish, here.
And from his blog, this graphic requires no commentary:
A huge thanks to Capital Hill Cubans for bringing this to our attention. Read their quote of the week by Pablo here.