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Ozzie Guillen Suspended By Marlins For Fidel Castro Comments MIAMI — A contrite Ozzie Guillen sat in the heart of Little Havana seeking forgiveness for what the Miami Marlins manager called the biggest mistake of his life – saying he admired Fidel Castro.
Am I the only one that thinks this is heavy handed? Suspending someone from their job because of comments that aren't even against the company? This country is less free every day.
Almost all of the detainees are members of the Patriotic Union of Cuba,” an opposition force led by former political prisoner Jose Daniel Ferrer. He was arrested on Monday along with his wife Belkis Cantillo, at their home in Palmarito de Cauto, near Santiago.
Ferrer, who was among 75 dissidents arrested in a 2003 crackdown and released last year after a mediation effort by the Roman Catholic church, had his telephone line cut as well, according to activists.
According to a post at Uncommon Sense, Ferrer was an organizer of the Christian Liberation Movement‘s Varela Project when during the “black spring” crackdown of 2003, he was arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison because of his opposition to the communist system. (His brother Luís was sentenced to 28 years, the longest prison term handed down during the crackdown.)
In prison, José Ferrer has also assumed the role of independent journalist, reporting on the abuses he has witnessed behind bars and the courage of other prisoners of conscience in continuing to oppose the Castro regime. He also hasn’t stopped denouncing the system that has imprisoned him.
It’s pretty dodgy of the Cuban government to release Ferrer late 2011, arrange for the Pope to visit Cuba in early 2012, and then arrest Ferrer and other government critics as soon as the Pope is on the plane back to Rome. source