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Cuba: Imprisoned dissident rapper ‘El Critico’ ends hunger strike

Report via Translating Cuba:

El Critico Stops Hunger and Thirst Strike / UNPACU

Free Critico poster created by his supporters during his hunger strike.

The political prisoner Ángel Yunier Remón Arzuaga, the rapper known as El Critico (The Critic), decided to abandon his hunger and thirst strike after authorities committed to “do justice” in the case, according to the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) the opposition organization to which he belongs.

Remón Arzuaga began the protest nearly a month ago in Las Mangas Prison in Granma province. At the end of October he was admitted to the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Hospital in Bayamo, due to a serious health condition.

In a press release, UNPACU explained that agents of the regime agents traveled from Havana to Granma to “negotiate” with Remón Arzuaga.

“The commitment of the authorities is to do justice which in his case had not been done, and  in his case had not been made and Ángel Yunier has taken the word of the authorities, who under heavy pressure from the international reaction and acceleration of the popular uprising in Cuba,” said the organization.

Remón Arzuaga’s wife, Yudisvel Roselló Mojena, was able to visit him in the hospital after he ended the strike.

“He will live to keep fighting for the rights ( … ) There is much still to do and he will do it with his life,” she said.

The UNPACU warned, however, that two other activist prisoners Roilán Álvarez Rensoler and Marcelino Abreu Bonora, are still on hunger strike and their situation worsens.

Álvarez Rensoler is in “critical condition” and hospitalized, said the organization.

Source: DiariodeCuba, 12 November 2013

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