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    S.O.S. Another Brave Man is Dying

    S.O.S. Another Brave Man is Dying / Angel Santiesteban
    Posted on March 21, 2014

    Alcibíades Guerra Marín is in a hunger strike after being sentenced to a
    year in prison for demonstrating in public against totalitarianism. He
    was charged with the supposed crime of “CONTEMPT”. His wife, who is also
    a Lady in White approached the place where they have me imprisoned,
    asking me for help, and asking me to fight for his rights.

    “For me it is an honor to cry out for the Cuban patriots, it is my duty.”

    She told me, his family was waiting for him at home, his only son. After
    the sixteenth day (on strike), she was allowed to see him, along with
    another Lady in White accompanying her. Alcibíades could not feel his
    legs anymore. He had to be carried over from his solitary cell to the
    visitors area.

    He assured that he will continue his hunger strike until his civil
    rights be restored. The dictatorship expects his health to worsen in
    order to move him to a hospital inside Combinado Del Este Prison; in the
    meanwhile, he remains in a dark and stinky hole where authorities try to
    break his spirit.

    Every Cuban is an accomplice in his suffering if he remains in silence.

    Angel Santiesteban-Prats

    Prison Settlement of Lawton, March 2004

    The activist Alcibiades Guerra remains on hunger strike

    5 March 2014

    By Roberto de Jesús Guerra Pérez / Hablemos Press.

    HAVANA, 5 March 2014. Political prisoner Alexis Osmany Palmero,
    incarcerated in Valle Grande Jail, reports activist Alcibíades Guerra
    Marín is on hunger strike because of his unfair sentencing.

    Marín was detained on February 27th while protesting his wife’s arrest,
    the activist Melkis Faure Echevarría.

    The activist was sentenced on the 28th to a year in jail accused of
    Contempt for the figure of Fidel Castro, after he cried out ¡Abajo
    Fidel! (Down with Fidel).

    He began the strike in the holding area of Valle Grande Prison, located
    in La Lisa municipality, Havana, where he was transferred on the 28th,
    right after the trial.

    Follow this link to sign the petition for Amnesty International to
    declare Angel a prisoner of conscience.

    Translated by: Rafael

    19 March 2014

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