CUBA / Detained April 24, 2015
Based in Holguín, Cuba, Maria del Carmen Cala Aguilera was an active member of Cuba’s all-female Ladies in White group for about five years prior to her imprisonment. Cala was accused of “attack”–a vague
after she insulted the doctor responsible for the death of her son, who died as a result of medical negligence.
She was charged with “attack” by government authorities, and sentenced to three and a half years in prison. On March 1, 2016, her name was included on a list of 47 verified political prisoners provided by the Cuban American National Foundation to President Raul Castro, who had promised to set political prisoners free if provided a list of their names. He never followed through.
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