What do the great liberal newspapers of record (New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, and SF Chronicle) have to say about this to their readers who more than likely care greatly about human rights?
Zip, Zero, Nada, Niente, & ничего.
Why would they turn a selective blind eye to this? Because it happened on the wrong side of a fenceline in Cuba.
You can damn well bet that if this happened at Guantanamo Bay, this would have been above the fold....again. Instead, it puts their Caribbean Comandanté in a poor light.
Omar Pernet Hernández spent a total of 21 years as a 'guest of the state' in Fidel's Cuban prisons, and suffered untold abuses. Yet he gets ZERO column inches from the finest bleeding hearts in journalism.
Read about Hernández and 3 other thankfully former Cuban prisoners...in a European newspaper.
You would think that the aforementioned news organizations would want to trumpet these sorts of abuses.
Four dissidents freed this week after five years in inhumane conditions in a Cuban prison have revealed the dark side of Fidel Castro’s regime.
The four - José Gabriel Ramón Castillo, Omar Pernet Hernández, Alejandro González and Pedro Pablo Álvarez - described regular beatings, humiliation and arbitrary punishment with long periods of solitary confinement in cramped cells with cement beds.
Here is the sad gallery of their search results:
The shame...the shame.
(Hat tip: Powerline)