Castro’s Gulag

The only new construction in Cuba since Castro came to power has been for prisons. More than 300 of them are now all over the island.

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Can you see the difference?
Here are two mug shots and another photo of Fidel Castro after his arrest in 1953, for leading an assault against a military garrison that resulted in the death of more than two dozen people, between attackers and government soldiers.

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After the attack failed, Fidel Castro went into hiding.He turned himself in after Santiago de Cuba’s Archbishop, Msgr. Enrique Perez Serantes,  guaranteed his life and a right to a fair trial.He was sentenced to 15 years in jail, but was pardoned after only 21 months and 15 days in jail.The photos below show Castro walking out of prison and being received by sympathizers at a railroad station.

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Castro referred to his time in prison as a vacation at a “country club,” in letters that he wrote to friends while he was in jail.
When he left prison after being pardoned, he looked even healthier than when he went in.
Now lets look at these photos of Ariel Sigler Amaya the prisoner of conscience that was set free by the Castro regime after 7 years in prison.
Ariel Sigler didn’t commit any violent crime, as Castro did. He didn’t cause any deaths, as Castro did.
His only crime was collecting books to open a Public Library at his home.
For that, Ariel and his brother were sentenced to 20 years in Castro’s Gulag.
Before Ariel Sigler Amaya went to jail he used to be a heavyweight boxer.
This is how he looked back then:

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Now look at these photos of Ariel Sigler Amaya, when he arrived at his home after 7 years in Castro’s Gulag.

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Can you see the difference between the jail of Batista, the “dictator,” and the Gulag run by the Castro brothers, the torturers who Barack Obama, other world leaders and the main stream media still refer to as the “former president” and “current president” of Cuba?

Cuban hunger striker who sewed lips shut hospitalized

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A Cuban dissident who sewed his lips shut after doctors made fun of his hunger strike was taken to a hospital suffering from convulsions and blackouts, an independent journalist reported.
Vladimir Alejo Miranda, 47, stopped eating 62 days ago, sewed his mouth and stopped drinking water, journalist Heriberto Liranza Romero told El Nuevo Herald by phone from Havana.
Alejo’s wife, Rita Montes de Oca, joined his hunger strike and also sewed her lips with regular sewing thread and a needle, the journalist said.
About 15 Cubans sewed their lips together in recent memory to protest against the communist government, said Ricardo Bofill, a founder of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights now living in Miami.

 

3 thoughts on “Castro’s Gulag

  1. I don’t want to be rude, but what happened to this site? More importantly what happened to the key tabs of this site (i.e. humor and elian gonzalez) and on articles like this, they are cut down to be half of their original content and they are missing of their more key photos. Like where was that guy’s moldy cage replica on the U.S. interest section? There was a photo here and now this site has reduced its credibility to ppl like me trying to use those said photos for proof of castro’s horrid rule of this island.

    1. “I don’t want to be rude, but what happened to this site?”
      This site went online 10 years ago, in March of 2005, using Microsoft FrontPage. That software was discontinued by Microsoft a few years ago and in May of this year I was advise by my hosting company that as of June 1 they would no longer support FrontPage extensions, which were required for the site to work properly.
      I was given one month to convert the entire site to FrontPage or close it. I decided to keep it because of the many letters that I receive from all over the world from people who say that thanks to this website, they were able to cut through the entire regime’s propaganda and see the real Cuba.
      The conversion took a lot of working hours, since I am only one person here and was not familiar with FrontPage.

      “More importantly what happened to the key tabs of this site (i.e. humor and elian gonzalez)”
      When I converted the site to FrontPage, I decided to update and/or delete pages that had information that was not up to date. The humor page, for example, was full of jokes and cartoons that had to do with people like Hugo Chávez, who had been dead for 3 years and with themes that were outdated.
      The photos of Elian Gonzalez, when he was a six year old child living with relatives in Miami, are no longer relevant, in my opinion.
      After 15 years of brainwashing in Cuba he has become a spokesman for the regime, the same regime his mother gave her life trying to make sure he would live in freedom.

      “and on articles like this, they are cut down to be half of their original content and they are missing of their more key photos. Like where was that guy’s moldy cage replica on the U.S. interest section?”
      The “moldy cagee replica” that you refer to was the one where Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet was held while he was in prison. He was released from jail a few years ago and that is the reason why the picture is not there anymore.

      “There was a photo here and now this site has reduced its credibility to ppl like me trying to use those said photos for proof of castro’s horrid rule of this island.”
      I don’t understand why this site has “reduced its credibility” by updating the information and deleting what is not longer relevant or accurate.
      However ,anyone with a computer can do what I am doing, and that includes yourself. I have always encouraged other people to help spread the truth about Cuba. I do as much as I can but I am only one person.

      Best regards,
      George

  2. Very sad, almost 460,000 Cubans in prisons but very bizarre, also many peoples are visiting the Isle to buy sex, drugs, enjoy the blue sky and beautiful beaches….other peoples send to Cuba every cent they can…all of them in different are way are supporting and feeding the Castro’s regime.

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