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Political Prisoner’s Life In Danger After 3 Weeks on Hunger Strike

Political ’s Life In Danger After 3 Weeks on Hunger Strike /
Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva
Posted on October 15, 2013

LA HABANA, Cuba, 8 October 2013, Juan Carlos González Leiva/
www.cubanet.org.- The life of is in serious danger.
He has been on a hunger strike for three weeks, in Guamajal in
Villa Clara. The news was passed on this Monday, October 7, to the Cuban
Council of Rapporteurs (CRDHC) by his sister, Maritza Abreu.

Maritza said this this Sunday morning she was able to converse with her
brother by phone for a moment, during which she heard some
unintelligible words because he can barely speak

The source added that she received a phone call from the head of prisons
for the province of Villa Clara, who authorized the brief phone contact.
He told her he would let her see Bonora to ask him to abandon his hunger
strike.

Abreu Bonora, who remains in legal limbo and has been waiting 14 months
for a trial, had announced to the protest to the CRDHC before beginning
it, at which time he told them he would not abandon it until he was
released, because, according to what he said, he had been unjustly
imprisoned.

He was imprisoned on August 13 of last year, for making anti-government
statements that day, on Obispo boulevard in Old Havana, the date on
which ’s birthday is celebrated. He had been paroled a year
earlier, after having engaged in a long and dramatic hunger strike in
the prison, proclaiming his innocence, in relation to an accusation of
the supposed crimes of Assault and Contempt.

Marcelino Abreu Bonora, 49, belongs to the Hard Line and Orlando
Tamayo Boycott Front, the Patriotic Union and Municipal Democratic
Circles pf Cuba. He resides in Caibarién, Villa Clara.

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva

From Cubanet, 8 October 2013

Source: “Political Prisoner’s Life In Danger After 3 Weeks on Hunger
Strike / Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva | Translating Cuba” –
http://translatingcuba.com/political-prisoners-life-in-danger-after-3-weeks-on-hunger-strike-juan-carlos-gonzalez-leiva/

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