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February 15, 1999.
GOVERENMENT JAILS HUMAN RIGHTS LEADER J.A. GUILLÉN MACEO By Héctor Cruz, Cuba Free Press.
HAVANA - José Alberto Guillén Maceo, 34, has been charged with "peligrosidad social" (social dangerousness), in part apparently because he meets with "antisocial elements," as the politically incorrect opponents of the government and open defendants of human rights are called by Cuban officials.
When the police invaded her home on Feb. 9, the dissident's mother, Juana Ofelia Serrano, told Capt. Pedro Nápoles, "This is the strongest repression that I have ever lived through under all the governments that I have known."
Guillén Maceo was arrested and taken to the police unit at Primero de Mayo Ave. and then sentenced to four years in prison.
His mother, a resident of Pedro Figueredo neighborhood in Manzanillo, province of Granma, and wife of the peaceful dissident Julio Hidalgo Oduardo of the Comité Pro Derechos Humanos La Demajagua (The Demajagua Committee for Human Rights), said seven agents of the National Revolutionary Police (PNR, Policia Nacional Revolucionaria) in civilian clothes had entered her home.
The agents entered arbitrarily, with no warrant or other legal authorization shown.
Héctor Cruz, Cuba Free Press.
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