Young Hunger Striker's Life in Peril

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Cuban pro-democracy leader and political prisoner Néstor Rodriguez Lobaina has been hospitalized pursuant to a 15-day hunger strike.

Rodriguez Lobaina is the head of Cuba's Youth for Democracy Movement and was imprisoned on December 9, 2010.

Please note that he is one of Castro's newest political prisoners.

News stories out of Havana seem to only focus on the banishment of political prisoners to Spain. Meanwhile, near silence on those imprisoned in recent months.

He's gone 15-days without ingesting food, water or liquids. And he will not accept an I.V.

According to a statement by his brother, "the medical evaluation, confirmed by family members who could see him yesterday afternoon in his room - in his underwear - is very delicate, critical, due to the consequences that not ingesting liquids could bring."