Thursday, May 11, 2006

A true hero dies

Who was the longest- serving black political prisoner? No, it's not Nelson Mandela, it was Eusebio Penalver! This true hero died today. Most people have no clue on his bravery and his heroics:

From La Nueva Cuba:

Eusebio Penalver is the stuff of which movie heroes are made. Eusebio was the world’s longest-serving black political prisoner of the last century, and in the history of the world. He is a black Cuban, holed up and tortured in Castro's jails longer than Nelson Mandela languished in South Africa's. He was bloodied in his fight with Castro-style Communism but unbowed after 30 years in its dungeons. He scorned any "re-education" by his jailers. He knew it was his jailers who needed the education. He refused to wear the uniform of a common criminal. He knew who should wear this too. He stood defiant through almost 30 years of hell in Castro's prisons.


Anonymous said...

Descanse en paz

Anonymous said...

a true hero indeed....

El Cartagenero

Albert Quiroga said...

There has to be a special place by the Lord's side for someone of Mr. Peñalver's moral and physical strength. And well deserved too.

As for his tormentors...I would hate to be them as they breathe their last, here. Because then their troubles will really begin.