Over 400 Cuban political prisoners report serious health problems

Félix Navarro and July 11 protesters

From our Bureau of Socialist Compassion and Social Justice with some help from our Bureau of Socialist Healthcare in Dungeons

Ay! No surprise here, but the news is still very disturbing. While some imprisoned prominent dissidents such as Felix Navarro get some attention from Cuba’s independent journalists, the vast majority of their fellow prisoners are ignored.

Here is one attempt to remedy the imbalance being made by one dissident association. Unfortunately, this report can do nothing to improve the real situation faced by prisoners.

In Havana province alone, there are 211 July 11 protesters behind bars. In Matanzas, near the oil depot fire, the number is 83.

Map of prisons holding July 11 protesters, with number of prisoners in each location

Loosely translated from Cubanos Por El Mundo

The Justice 11J working group expressed concern about the health status of 439 July 11 protesters (11J) who remain behind bars, specifically from the provinces of Artemisa, Havana, Matanzas and Mayabeque.

Through a statement issued on social networks, Justice 11J indicated that this concern has increased after the great fire that is still active at the Matanzas Supertanker Base.

“We remember that prisons across the country were already overcrowded and unsanitary. Possible evacuation scenarios, although urgent, could trigger even more damage to people’s health, if the pertinent measures are not taken,” the working group specified.

Justice 11J highlights the case of the political prisoner Félix Navarro, 69 years old, who is isolated in the infirmary of the Agüica prison, in Colón, Matanzas, because he tested positive for COVID-19.

The working group indicated that it was generally concerned about the health and physical integrity of all Cuban political prisoners held in different prisons of the Castro regime.

continue reading HERE in Spanish

Leave a Comment