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Daniel Llorente, Cuban dissident, uses U.S. flag on business card

Cuba: Police Harass Dissident for Printing U.S. Flag on Business Card

Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who spent a year in a psychiatric ward as punishment for flying an American flag in front of the 2017 Marxist May Day Parade, denounced communist authorities this week for threatening him to remove the flag from his business card.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Quoting Jefferson and Demanding His U.S. Flag Back, Cuba’s May Day Protester Freed

The government of Cuba released Daniel Llorente, an independent dissident, from a notorious mental hospital where he was detained for more than a year after being diagnosed with “believing in God.” Llorente was arrested after interrupting the 2017 May Day parade in Havana, waving an American flag and demanding freedom for Cuba.

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NGO: Cuba Doubled Political Prisoners in One Year

An NGO operating clandestinely in Cuba reported this week that the number of political prisoners held on the island doubled between April 2016 and April 2017, following reports of yet another mass arrest of dissidents at an airport in Havana.

VIdeo grab showing a man who burst in front of the May Day march waving a US flag, at Revolution Square in Havana, on May 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AFP TV / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuban Man Who Interrupted May Day Waving U.S. Flag Is Missing, Says Family

The family of a Cuban man arrested on Monday for waving an American flag during the nation’s communist May Day celebration says his whereabouts are unknown. They fear the government has taken him as a prisoner of conscience for his repeated public displays of rejection of dictator Raúl Castro and communism generally.