Wednesday, December 25, 2013

On this Christmas we demand freedom for this heroine

Today, we remember Sonia Garro, who is currently spending her second Christmas in a political prison and is another example of the targeted repression of the world's longest lasting dictatorship; not only against all of its enslaved people, but also even more venomous against Afro-Cubans.

Sonia Garro, a member of The Ladies in White pro-democracy movement, has been imprisoned by the Castro regime -- without trial or charges -- since March 18th, 2012.

In the wave of repression leading up to Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Cuba, Castro's secret police raided her home, shot her with rubber bullets and imprisoned her.

She has been repeatedly abused and beaten in the infamous Manto Negro women's prison.

Garro's husband, Ramón Muñoz González, was also imprisoned on that day.

He is being held -- without trial or charges -- in the Combinado del Este Prison.

Demand their freedom now.

Merry Christmas!

Campello's 2013 Christmas Card