The Black Spring 75, civic fighter Orlando Zapata, political prisoners and those who are disobedient are free. The Cuban regime is today the real prisoner, locked up in the very repression it generates.
Two of my colleagues face up to 10 years in jail for exposing institutional corruption in the Japanese government's whaling programme. Meanwhile, the UN contends that Japan repeatedly violated the activists' human rights.
If the repression under the coup regime in Honduras were more widely known, it would be much more difficult for representatives of that regime to peddle their story in Washington that their government is "democratic" and "respects the rule of law."
Leonard Peltier has been in prison for a staggering 33 years, six more than Nelson Mandela. When he was locked up, Three Mile Island was three years away, and Ronald Reagan had barely begun to run for President.