Ravelo, a well-known human rights activist, is the victim of flawed judicial processes.
On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.
Wambugu Wa Nyingi, Paolo Muoka Nzili, and Jane Muthoni Mara are among tens of thousands of Kenyans who were sent to concentration camps.
This case has importance far beyond the issue of one man's guilt or innocence.
With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.
The case could mean that the days of corporations getting away with massive human rights abuse without legal consequence may be coming to an end.
"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."
From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.
A new U.S. Department of Justice report sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights.