|Gorki faces 10 years in prison for his political lyrics|
|While enjoying the concert take 2 minutes and help save a musician|
Hello, my name is Gorki Águila, the leader of the band Porno para Ricardo, I’m here doing this video because I want to call for the solidarity of all people who want to help me this time.
The regime is trying to link me to a common crime. I have been an opponent of the regime for a long time. They don’t miss the opportunity to try link us and discredit us in common crimes in order to silence us in some way. They are going to hold a trial on the 11th of February at 8:30am in Marianao in the hall of a trial. It is a summary trial. It is a trial that I believe is profoundly unjust because the defense does not have access to the case files of the prosecution. These types of trials are customarily done in totalitarian countries. They are extremely fast trials done in a series and are fabricated and decided beforehand.
That’s why I appeal to all who want to show their solidarity because this can be very dangerous for me since they always want to find ways to jail me.
Another thing I wanted to say to you is that - - well, I’m an optimistic man and solely through the solidarity of all of you that we can achieve things like this that the regime not commit this injustice.
Thank you very much. Hopefully we’ll achieve it.Below is one of the videos that has drawn the Cuban government's ire. Produced one year ago it recalls the largest anti-government protests during the Castro era with the August 5, 1994 Maleconazo were thousands of Cubans took to the streets shouting freedom and were met with massive repression and the only option was to leave the country.