Health of imprisoned Cuban dissident Félix Navarro in peril, family fears the worst

From our Bureau of Socialist Compassion and Social Justice

Castro, Inc. loves when dissidents die in prison from “health complications.” It’s one of their favorite tactics to deny proper healthcare and nutrition to troublesome Cubans.

Here is yet another such case.

Loosely translated from Marti Noticias

Cuban dissident and political prisoner Félix Navarro, 69 years old, has lost a lot of body weight, according to information offered by his wife, Sonia Álvarez.

From Carlos Rojas, in Matanzas, the activist Ania Zamora, who had spoken with the wife of the political prisoner after her visit to the jail, described to Radio Martí the health situation in which Álvarez found her husband.

“Felix is very, very skinny,” Zamora said. Likewise, she said that Álvarez is very concerned about the state of her husband’s health, due to his age and the diabetes he suffers from.

Navarro, one of the former political and conscience prisoners of Cuba’s Black Spring, and who refused to be exiled, was imprisoned again after the July 11, 2021 protests throughout the island.

The opposition leader, resident in Perico, Matanzas, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for the alleged crimes of assault and public disorder.

It is not the first time that Navarro’s state of health worries his family and friends. A few months ago, the opponent fell ill with Covid-19 while in prison. The prison conditions and the diet aggravate the activist’s situation.

His daughter, the Lady in White Saylí Navarro, is also in prison, serving an 8-year sentence for the same reason.