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    Following Monday's announcement made by Cuban President Raul Castro, the Cuban American National Foundation provided a list of 47 verified political prisoners currently supported by the foundation. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports. (Published Monday, March 21, 2016)

    Following Monday's announcement made by Cuban President Raul Castro, the Cuban American National Foundation provided a list of 47 verified political prisoners currently supported by the foundation.

    This comes after Castro answered an American journalist's question about political prisoners, during a historic press conference in Cuba with President Obama, and why he doesn't release them. He said, "When the meeting concludes, give me a list with the names. If we have those political prisoners, they will be released before tonight ends."

    The list was released and CANF said in a statement: "It is our expectation that these political prisoners will be released, unconditionally, by this evening."

    "I think it's like a message to the world. 'We will never admit anything. We will never reconsider or we'll never say that we regret what we have done,'" said Juan Adolfo Fernandez, former political prisoner.

    Fernandez was a political prisoner in Cuba from 2003 to 2010. He calls Castro's response absurd, "It's a joke. It's a very black humor joke to say there are no political prisoners in Cuba."

    Fernandez now works with the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba helping people who have family in jail on the communist island.

    The organization is part of the Cuban American National Foundation, which released the list of 47 political prisoners who receive support from the foundation.

    The list includes each name of the prisoners, their location, sentence and date of imprisonment:

    1. Liusban John Utra, PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS, 7 years, March 6 2013
    2. Ricardo Pelier Frómeta, COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO, 3 years, May 15 20
    3. Eglis Heredia Rodríguez, BONIATO, SANTIAGO, 5 years, May 13 2014
    4. Daniel Ernesto Dufó Preval, COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO, 2 years, May 15 2014
    5. Yoelkis Rosabal Flores, COMBINADO DE GUANTANAMO, 4 years, May 15 2014
    6. Amado Verdecia Díaz MAR VERDE, SANTIAGO 5 years Oct 20 2014
    7. Mario Ronaide Figueroa Dieguez AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 3 years Dec 2 2014
    8. María del Carmen Cala Aguilera CARCEL DE MUJERES, HOLGUIN Pending April 24 2015
    9. Yosvani Arostegui Armenteros CERAMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY Pending Feb 8 2015
    10. Santiago Cisneros Castellanos AGUADORES, SANTIAGO Pending July 21 2014
    11. Enrique Bartolomé Cámbara KILO 8, CAMAGÜEY 8 years July 21 2014
    12. Edilberto Arzuaga Alcalá CERÁMICA ROJA, CAMAGÜEY 1 year Sept 27 2011
    13. David Fernández Cardoso Bungo 8, CONTRAMAESTRE 10 months Nov 11 2015
    14. Maikel Mediaceja Ramos La Granjita. Mar Verde 6 months Nov 11 2015
    15. Laudelino Rodríguez Mendoza Granjita Boniato Pending Nov 5 2015
    16. Yosvani Izaguirre Hernández AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 6 months Nov 5 2015
    17. Alexeis Serrano Avila AGUADORES, SANTIAGO 4 years Oct 12 2015
    18. Fernando Isael Peña Tamayo, PRISION PROVINCIAL LAS TUNAS, Pending, Aug 15 2015
    19. Leonardo Cobas Pérez MOSCU, CONTRAMAESTRE 5 years June 29 2015
    20. Silverio Portal Contrera VALLE GRANDE 1 year
    21. Osvaldo Rodriguez Acosta MAYABEQUE 9 years April 2 2013
    22. Osvaldo Rodriguez Castillo MAYABEQUE 7 years April 2 2013
    23. Mario Alberto Hernández Leyva, VALLE GRANDE, Pending, June 16 2015
    24. Orlando Contrera Aguilar QUIVICÁN, MAYABEQUE 6 years June 16 2015
    25. Augusto Guerra Márquez VALLE GRANDE 2 years Dec 12 2015
    26. Reinier Rodríguez Mendoza SAN JOSE, LA HABANA (VIH) 2 years July 31 2015
    27. Ernesto Ortega Sarduy, VALLE GRANDE, Pending, Sept 30 2015
    28. Isaín López Luna, 1580, 3 years, July 8 2015
    29. Warley Pérez Cruz, TACO TACO, 6 months, Oct 13 2015
    30. Nora Lisset Hernández Bulís MANTO NEGRO 18 months
    31. Jordys Manuel Dosil Fong, 1580, 3 years, Aug 5 2015
    32. Alexander Alan Rodríguez VALLE GRANDE Pending July 8 2015
    33. Emilio Serrano Rodríguez VALLE GRANDE Pending Oct 22 2015
    34. Carlos Amaury Calderín Roca, VALLE GRANDE, 3 years, July 8 2015
    35. Misael Delgado Romeu, KM 5 Y MEDIO, P DEL RIO, 6 years
    36. Yoanny Thomas González COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA life sentence
    37. Elieski Roque Chongo ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 5 years Oct 17 2014
    38. Alfredo Limonte Rodríguez ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 2 years
    39. Joel Mariano Bencomo Martínez, GUAMAJAL, VILLA CLARA, 3 years
    40. Yaxiel Espino Aceval ARIZA, CIENFUEGOS 4 years March 29 2014
    41. José David González Fumero NIEVES MOREJON Pending
    42. Mario Morera Jardines EL CHIVO, VILLA CLARA 3 years
    43. Miguel Borroto Vázquez, VALLE GRANDE, Pending, July 31 2015
    44. Osvaldo Arcís Hernández, PROVARI (Campamento), 2 years, Dec 9 2015
    45. Ricardo González Sendiña, COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA, 6 years
    46. Ariel González Sendiña COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA 6 years
    47. Leudis Reyes Cuza COMBINADO DEL ESTE, HABANA 5 years Sept 24 2015

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