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**ALL ROUND EXCLUSIVE PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM**                                             **WORLDWIDE SYNDICATION RIGHTS**                                                                                  Caption:   Pablo Pacheco, 40, was arrested in Cuba in 2003 during "black spring", a government crackdown on political dissidents. A journalist and writer, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, along with 74 others. He was released from prison last year and now lives in Spain with his wife and son.."I am a writer. I write what I think. I am an independent journalist and blogger, and I am currently writing my first book. The book is about my experiences in the prisons of Cuba where I spent a total of 87 months..I got involved in the human rights movement in Cuba at the end of the 90s and worked as an independent journalist from 2000 until March 2003, when a wave of state repression, known as the "black spring", landed me in prison..In Cuba dissidents like us are used to living in fear. But in this life there are risks worth taking. We knew we risked going to jail but what we practised was an independent journalism which, despite being officially prohibited, seemed to be tolerated. That quickly came to an end when the government decided to enforce Law 88 - the gag law, as it's known in Cuba - and started arresting journalists.                                                                     This pic: Pablo Pacheco on the beach in Marbella                                                                                             JOB REF:13036        AB1       DATE: 28.03.2011                                                           **MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM OR DOUBLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED**                                                                      **MUST AGREE FEE BEFORE ONLINE USAGE**                               **CALL US ON: +34 952 811 768 or LOW RATE FROM UK 0844 617 7637**