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Hector Palacio released from prison

7 december 2006 Ingen kommentar

Yesterday, Hector Palacio, Cuban dissident and former leader for a Cuban liberal party, was released from prison. Hector was one of the 75 leading dissidents who were arrested in the Cuban Spring of March 2003. The 75 were sentenced to 1456 years of prison in total, for comitting the sole crime of free speech. Hector has suffered from a weak heart and is now released for health reasons.

The question remains: is this a sign of Raul Castros takeover and his new mercyful rule…or just last minute panic trying to avoid the huge political risk of a famous political prisoner dying in jail?

Read more about Hector in Spanish…

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