Cuba jails dissident musician
The world’s last bastion of the failed Stalinist ideology, Cuba, has yet again arrested the outspoken musician Gorki Aguilar.
Jeane Kirkpatrick once said of her penchant for standing on the floor of the UN and naming the names of those held in Soviet gulags, “Statistics don’t bleed; it is the detail which counts.” It was important then and it is important now.
After years of government harassment and frequent imprisonment, the Cuban dissident was arrested in Havana yesterday and is reportedly going to stand trial in a Cuban kangaroo court for the crime of "dangerousness" on Thursday. He faces up to 4 years in prison.
BUCL.org has started a "Free Gorki" Campaign.
Thomas Lifson adds:
Where is Oliver Stone? How about Sean Penn? George Clooney? The Hollywood left has swooned over Cuba for decades, but ignores the real tyranny affecting fellow artists. These people should be laughed at if they do not condemn Cuba.