Mark Masferrrer at Uncommon Sense reports that "Cuban independent journalist Calixto Ramón Martínez Arias late Friday was released from jail after three weeks in custody.

The experience of surviving time in a Cuban prison has not scared Martínez into silence or submission.

Martínez told Radio Martí that as he was drive home Friday evening, a State Security official warned him to keep a low profile, to abandon the journalism and other activities that had gotten him arrested April 23 while covering an event commemorating the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo. Otherwise, the official said, he would find himself back in prison.

Martínez responded by telling the official he might as well take him back to jail because by no means would he give up his work or the struggle for human rights and freedom in Cuba.

Martínez is the second journalist to be released from jail after a recent series of arrests targeting journalists, bloggers and others committed to reporting on the realities of Cuba today. Last weekend, it was Dania Virgen García, who was set free after a couple of weeks in jail, even after a "court" had sentenced her to 20 months in prison on a bogus charge."

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