Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta/CPJ Guest Blogger

In March 2003, Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta was arrested during the massive crackdown on Cuba's dissidents and independent press. A Cuban court sentenced him a month later to 20 years in prison. He arrived in Spain in August 2010.

Juan Carlos Herrera Acosta arrives in Spain in August. (AFP)

For Cuban dissidents, prison is the only destination

I was born beneath the yoke of a tyranny, now more than 50 years old, in which prison is the only destination for its deterrents. I first came across this destination in 1997, when I was sentenced to five years in prison for the alleged crime of committing an outrage “against state security.” In Cuba,…

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