de Jesús Guerra Pérez is a Cuban independent journalist and founder of the Hablemos Press news agency. He currently directs the agency, the same group for
which journalist and former prisoner of conscience Calixto Martinez reported
before his arrest in 2012. In 2005, Guerra was arrested while on hunger strike
to protest the Cuban government’s harassment of independent
journalists. Guerra was sentenced to a year and ten months in prison for “public disorderliness." He was released in 2007,
and has continued with his work as a journalist, despite ongoing beatings,
harassment, and detentions.