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    Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate care room

    Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated intermediate
    care room
    DDC | Holguín | 30 de Marzo de 2017 – 11:20 CEST.

    On Monday Cuban activist Anairis Miranda Leyva was moved to an isolated
    intermediate care room at the provincial hospital of Holguin after
    spending 22 days on a hunger strike, her mother, Maydolis Leyva, told
    Martí Noticias.

    Her twin sister, Adairis, continues at the Lucía Iñiguez Surgical
    Clinic, and their brother, Fidel Batista Leyva, is being kept
    incomunicado in a punishment cell at the province’s Cuba sí jail.

    Leyva told the outlet that: “last night she learned that her daughter
    Anairis had been transferred from her room at the Lenin hospital to an
    isolated intensive care room.”

    “Only the medical personnel attending to her have access to my daughter.
    I found out that next to her there are two guards, permanently, and they
    have placed green curtains around her, so that she cannot be seen,” said
    her mother.

    According to Leyva, Anairis’s room change and isolation are due to her
    complaint to the authorities that in the room where her daughter was
    hospitalized she had been handcuffed to the bed.

    Her mother, an opposition activist, has not heard from the other twin
    sister, also hospitalized.

    Fidel Batista Leyva remains in a punishment cell at the Cuba Sí jail.
    According to her mother, she has been informed that he “could be taken
    to a hospital” on Wednesday.

    She was able to have some brief contact with Batista before he was taken
    to the punishment cell. He had told her that, in addition to her hunger
    strike, he had decided not to drink water either, at which point he
    began to “urinate blood.”

    The family of dissidents belongs to the Movimiento Cubano Reflexión. In
    November of last year the regime arrested the three siblings and their
    mother, and accused them of the “defamation of institutions and the
    martyrs of the fatherland” during the ceremonies to mourn the death of
    Fidel Castro.

    Last February, the three siblings were sentenced to one year of
    internment, their mother receiving the same sentence, but under house
    arrest. The activists have maintained their innocence, and commenced a
    hunger strike to protest irregularities in the judicial process, and to
    demand their freedom.

    Source: Activist on hunger strike is transferred to an isolated
    intermediate care room | Diario de Cuba –

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