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    Artists and activists demand the inmediate release of Cuban musician Gorki Aguila

    Artists and activists demand the inmediate release of Cuban musician
    Gorki Aguila
    by Benjamin beracasa 2008-09-03 5:35 PM +0800

    As musicians, artists in various disciplines, social activists and
    defenders of human rights we wish to express our solidarity with Cuban
    musician Gorki Aguila who was arrested in Havana on August 25.
    As musicians, artists in various disciplines, social activists and
    defenders of human rights we wish to express our solidarity with Cuban
    musician Gorki Aguila who was arrested in Havana on August 25 and is
    actually being prosecuted by the Cuban justice system for the crime of
    "dangerousness" which may carry a sentence of 1 to 4 years in prison.
    According to the Cuban Penal Code or Law 62, the "condition of
    dangerousness" defines a person who is "prone to commit a crime" by the
    contradictions observed in their conduct, per socialist morality norms.

    The only "crime" Gorki committed is to have told in his lyrics, played
    by his band Porno Para Ricardo, his opinion about the everyday living
    conditions in Cuba, and his non-conformity with the government headed by
    the Castro brothers. Since the year 2000 Porno Para Ricardo has recorded
    several records while keeping their independence from the different
    political organizations that exist in the island, as they describe in
    their website http://www.pornopararicardo.com/ .

    Their critical posture has resulted in all kinds of obstacles to their
    creative work and different forms of intimidation and harassment, which
    now reach a critical level with the arrest and trial of their best known
    voice.

    As lovers of freedom and social justice, defenders of people's right to
    live and express themselves by means of artistic endeavors with no
    restrictions of any kind and without governmental coercion, we demand
    that the Cuban state immediately release Gorki Aguila, an end to the
    harassment against dissident artists in Cuba and the guarantee of
    respecting the human rights of the people, among which we include
    freedom of thought.

    Our signatures appear below. August 29, 2008

    http://perth.indymedia.org/index.php?action=newswire&parentview=131873

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