Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gorki Legal Defense Fund

As you all know, Gorki is being kept in the holding cells of the infamous police station known as "The Fifth".
They are keeping him incommunicado, his father has taken numerous trips to the precint to no avail, they have not allowed him to see his son.
Gorki has a young daughter, who is also under the stress of not knowing what is happening to her father or what is in store for her and her grandfather if Gorki is smeared in court and convicted of the crime of thinking independently and speaking his mind.
At this point, all we know is that Gorki will be tried summarily with no charges, but under the accusation of social dangerousness, or for proclivity to commit a crime -in Cuba, the sole fact that you have not died under the restrictions imposed on the population makes you a criminal, because buying food in the black market is illegal. Let alone having the balls to speak your mind, let alone having the fortitude to think independently.
From today to Thursday a lawyer has to be located, a lawyer that has no fears to represent a criminal like me -or as a matter of fact, like you and Gorki. Yes, because to the government of Cuba, all of us are dangerous criminals who have a lethal weapon in our minds, and the proclivity to use said weapon against them.
A Gorki Legal Defense Fund will be established at the the band's site. Please help his cause by visiting the donation area and tag yours as Gorki Legal Defense Fund.

Como ya sabems todos, Gorki esta preso en la tristemente celebre estación de policía conocida como la Quinta.
En este momento esta incomunicado, su padre ha ido en varias ocasiones a verlo, y no le han permitido ver a su hijo.
Gorki tiene una hija, la cual tambien esta bajo la presión de ver a su padre preso, de no saber lo que le esta sucediendo y sobre todo, poque no se sabe que puede pasarle a ella y su abuelo si Gorki es difamado en la "corte" y condenado por el solo crimen de pensar independietemente y de atreverse a expresar sus pensamientos.
En este momento todo lo que sabemos es que Gorki sera juzgado sumariamente por cargos de "peligrosidad y predelictividad" -en Cuba, el solo hecho de que uno no se haya muerto bajo las restricciones inhumanas impuestas por la dictadura sobre la poblacion constituye prueba de que uno es un criminal, porque comprar alimentos en el mercado negro es ilegal. Y ni habar de tener los cojones para hablar del gobierno o de pensar independientemente.
Hay que encontrar un abogado de aquí al jueves, uno que no tenga miedo de representar a un criminal como yo, o como tu, o como Gorki. Si, porque para el gobierno de Cuba todos somos criminales que tenemos un arma letal en la mente, con la proclividad de usar tal arma en su contra.
En el sitio web de la banda se establecera un Fondo para la Defensa Legal de Gorki. Por favor, ayudemoslo, visiten el area de donaciones de la pagina y escriban Gorki Defense Fund en el mensaje que acompaña a su donación.