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    El Critico Stops Hunger and Thirst Strike

    El Critico Stops Hunger and Thirst Strike / UNPACU
    Posted on November 12, 2013

    The political prisoner Ángel Yunier Remón Arzuaga, the rapper known as
    El Critico (The Critic), decided to abandon his hunger and thirst strike
    after authorities committed to “do justice” in the case, according to
    the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU) the opposition organization to
    which he belongs.

    Remón Arzuaga began the protest nearly a month ago in Las Mangas Prison
    in Granma province. At the end of October he was admitted to the Carlos
    Manuel de Céspedes Hospital in Bayamo, due to a serious health condition.

    In a press release, UNPACU explained that agents of the regime agents
    traveled from Havana to Granma to “negotiate” with Remón Arzuaga.

    “The commitment of the authorities is to do justice which in his case
    had not been done, and in his case had not been made and Ángel Yunier
    has taken the word of the authorities, who under heavy pressure from the
    international reaction and acceleration of the popular uprising in
    Cuba,” said the organization.

    Remón Arzuaga’s wife, Yudisvel Roselló Mojena, was able to visit him in
    the hospital after he ended the strike.

    “He will live to keep fighting for the rights ( … ) There is much still
    to do and he will do it with his life,” she said.

    The UNPACU warned, however, that two other activist prisoners Roilán
    Álvarez Rensoler and Marcelino Abreu Bonora, are still on hunger strike
    and their situation worsens.

    Álvarez Rensoler is in “critical condition” and hospitalized, said the

    Source: DiariodeCuba, 12 November 2013

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