Update on Cuban Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike
Via Pedazos de la Isla:
Update on Jorge Cervantes Garcia (06/16/11)
Agustin Cervantes Garcia, the exiled brother of Cuban dissident Jorge Cervantes who has maintained his hunger strike despite his deteriorated health, has been reporting about this entire saga through his Facebook account. Today, June 16th 2011, Agustin has published a report in which he narrates the repression on behalf of the Cuban regime against his relatives and other dissidents in the island who have all been protesting outside the hospital where his brother has been transferred to. In the report he also informs that Jorge Cervantes Garcia is still in critical condition and continues being victim of the totalitarian repression of the Cuban dictatorship. This is very important!
After a new telephone conversation with my mother Alba Garcia Varedecia I was informed that, despite the presence of the family around the Saturnino Lora Hopsital in Santiago de Cuba where my brother Jorge Cervantes has been transferred to after 18 days without taking in food, they have made it impossible for our family to come in contact with him through the blackmail of the repressive system.
Jorge spent various hours in the Intensive Care Unit, and this was kept completely hidden from the family. Each passing day, the suffering of the Cervantes-Garcia family increases more and more because of the rapid deterioration of my brother’s health.
The doctors are not authorized to provide information without first receiving permission from State Security. Our mother Alba is a constant victim and target of verbal attacks from the political police. They have threatened her with taking her son out of the hospital if she keeps giving information to Radio Marti and if she continues to be in contact with the non violent dissidents which are accompanying her.
She, once again, appreciates all the help and solidarity displayed to her by people in and out of the island and, without a doubt, she holds the Cuban government accountable for the life of her son.
Agustin Cervantes Garcia
Christian Liberation Movement
Former political prisoner of conscience
Brother of Jorge Cervantes Garcia