Garro has been in prison for over one-year and three-months without charges filed or a trial.
On the week leading to Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba, Castro's secret police burst into her home, shot her in the legs with rubber bullets and took her away.
Her husband, Ramón Alejandro Muñoz, was also imprisoned at the time and is being held at the notorious Combinado del Este prison, where earlier this year he was savagely beaten for conducting a hunger strike demanding the release of his wife.
Their 16-year old daughter has been under the care of an aunt, who is also under constant harassment from the authorities.
Yet sadly, foreign news bureaus in Havana find an over-privileged Australian adventure swimmer to be more newsworthy.