Deaths (Murder) in Castro's Prisons

Monday, October 26, 2009
More information for the International Committee of the Red Cross and the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on Torture, both of which are denied access to Cuba's prisons by the Castro regime.
HOLGUÍN, Cuba, (María Antonia Hidalgo Mir, Cubanet) – Prisoner of conscience Alfredo Domínguez Batista says he has managed to put together from his prison cell statistics on prisoners in Las Tunas province.

Domínguez Batista said 50 prisoners have attempted suicide during the past five years and that 20 have been killed in fights in prison. He said 10 deaths were caused by guards who attributed them to ailments.

"I can't imagine what has happened in the country over the past 50 years," said Domínguez Batista, who was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in 2003.
Alfredo Domínguez Batista is an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience.  He was arrested during the 2003 Black Spring crackdown on dissent and sentenced to 14 years in jail.