The revolution's toll

April 23, 2006

Miami Herald- Frances Robles

At night when their children slept, Armando Hernández and his brother-in-law Ramón Toledo Lugo painted anti-Castro slogans on bed sheets, slipping out before dawn to hang them in the streets of Havana.

It was a family affair that landed virtually all 20 members of the extended family in jail, and worse.

Falsely accused of poisoning the water supply and vandalizing car tires by spewing nails in the streets, the law was hard on Hernández, 29, and Toledo, 39. They were executed by firing squad Oct. 2, 1982. Their wives and Toledo's parents went to prison for eight years each.

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