Hunger strike in Cuba
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    Former hunger striker detained in Cuba: mother

    Former hunger striker detained in Cuba: mother
    (AFP)

    HAVANA — Police detained former hunger striker Guillermo Farinas
    Wednesday as he shouted anti-government slogans on the anniversary of
    the death of political prisoner Orlando Zapata, his mother said.

    "Two officers detained him here at home, after he climbed up on the roof
    and spoke out against the government and remembered Zapata," said
    Farinas's mother Alicia Hernandez, speaking to AFP by phone from her
    home in Santa Clara, 280 kilometers (175 miles) east of Havana.

    After Farinas's arrest, a bus stopped outside the home and some 40
    people got out and spent just over an hour chanting pro-government
    slogans, Hernandez said.

    Zapata, who had been imprisoned since 2003, died a year ago after an
    11-week hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention."

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