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Cuba: Political prisoner on verge of death told he will be released in August

Via Uncommon Sense:

For it's worth -- and it's not worth much -- Cuban officials tell political prisoner Marcelino Abreu he will be released in August

AbreuMarcelino Abreu

Cuban State Security officials in early December promised political prisoner Marcelino Abreuhe would be released in March, which was enough to convince Abreu to end a 70-day long hunger strike he started to demand his freedom. When it became apparent that the Castro dictatorship would not keep that promise, Abreu on Dec. 17 resumed his protest, which has left him critically ill in a Havana hospital.

This week, the regime told Abreu he will be released in August, two years after he was arrested for leading an anti-Castro protest on Fidel Castro's birthday and one year after he was sentenced to 4 years in prison on supposed charges of "public disorder" and "disrespecting" Castro.

Abreu, according to his wife, is skeptical about the latest assurances.

State Security wants Abreu "to give them a vote of confidence, but how can he rely on those who have tricked him?" his wife Marta Lidia Velásquez Reyes told the Hablemos Press news agency (CIHPRESS).

The CIHPRESS report did not say whether the latest promise would be enough for Abreu to suspend his hunger strike.

Read more about Abreu here.

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