A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto Martinez still in jail
April 05, 2013
A week after his promised release, Cuban political prisoner Calixto
Martinez still in jail
A week after Cuban prisoner of conscience Calixto Ramon Martinez ended
his hunger strike when his jailers promised his release was imminent, he
remains in jail.
Not a surprise in the least — a promise from the Castro regime is worth
nothing, until we know whether they have kept it. But it remains
important to keep paying attention to Martinez's plight, to hold his
Friday evening, Cuban independent journalist Roberto de Jesus Guerra
reported via Twitter that Martinez had been transferred from the
Combinando del Este prison in Havana to the Valle Grande prison, also
near the capital.
Does this mean Martinez, who has been unjustly jailed since Sept. 16, is
about to be released?
Only actions, not promises, will tell.
The International Press Institute this week renewed its call for the
Castro regime to release Martinez."