Lázaro Baró Montalvo, age 27, died in prison in January 2007 for unreported reasons.
Jeile Rodríguez Aguilar, age 19, died January 25, 2007 after a beating by prison guards that was officially reported as a suicide.
Ricardo Pérez Hernández, reportedly committed suicide on January 25, 2007 while being held in a punishment cell in a special prison for persons afflicted with AIDS. Was said to be emotionally unstable
Rangel Enrique Pons, age 34, assassinated by police on March 20, 2007
"Nobody is in agreement…It’s that, no one says it and no one takes the risk to say it, to speak the truth. That’s what is happening. In other words, one of the foundations, of what are the regimes in the entire world, in all of history, has been fear and lies. In other words, once you are in fear that's when you don’t take a risk, where you collect yourself and don’t unite…understood? To be in fear is not to offer help to anyone because that signifies risk." -Gorki Águila Carrasco, lead singer, guitarist of the music group Porno Para Ricardo and political prisoner
"Socialist ideology, like so many others, has two main dangers. One stems from confused and incomplete readings of foreign texts, and the other from the arrogance and hidden rage of those who, in order to climb up in the world, pretend to be frantic defenders of the helpless so as to have shoulders on which to stand." --Jose Marti
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Thursday, June 7, 2007