What little food they’re given is inedible, hygiene is virtually nonexistent, and they are given zero medications: this is how the communist Cuban dictatorship is holding the July 11 protesters in Castro gulags.
Little food that’s bad, scant hygiene, zero medications: the ordeal July 11 protesters are living in prison
With terrible hygienic and sanitary conditions and little food, in addition to being harassed by prison guards due to their politics, those are the conditions July 11 protesters are facing in different Cuban penitentiaries according to statements made by their family members to Radio Television Martí.
On Monday, 27-year-old Rosa Jany Millo Espinosa received a visit at the western women’s prison El Guatao in La Lisa. According to her mother, Adisnuvia Espinosa Machin, Rosa is the mother of a 6-year-old girl and was sentenced to prison for participating in the protests in the town of San Antonio de los Baños.
“My daughter suffers from migraines and her medications have to be brought in by me. The conditions there are terrible, there is no hygiene with the water, no hygiene with the food, there, prisoners are the lowest, and even worse for political prisoners,” said the woman.
She added that in the prison, her daughter “has to scream” in order to receive any medical attention.
“She went for 36 days with an infected molar before they finally took out a wisdom tooth. She has suffered gastritis, an infection in her ears and throat, she has fainted. They called her an actress, they put her on trial for any little thing,” her mother explained.
In the Guanajay maximum security prison is Rolando Lopez Rodriguez, 31, the husband of Rosa Jany Millo. He is serving a six-year sentence for disrespect and public disorder, said Espinosa Machin.
“The worst criminals are in that prison, murderers . . . These kids are in with those other prisoners. No telephone, no food. They get one visit a month, nothing more,” said his mother-in-law.
Jorge Luis Garcia Garcia is in precarious conditions at the Boniato prison where he’s serving 15 years for his participation in the protests in Palma Soriano, said his brother Daniel Garcia.
“Now they’re feeding him corn meal, that’s the food they have at Boniato. We’re not allowed to give him his medications,” said Daniel.
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