Cuban Hunger Striker Died Last Night

Thursday, January 19, 2012
This morning, we (once again) warned of the imminent death of 31-year old Cuban political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who was arrested for staging a peaceful demonstration on November 14, 2011, and sentenced to four years in prison.

Last night, he died pursuant to a 50-day hunger strike protesting his unjust imprisonment.

Sadly, foreign news bureaus in Havana did not bother reporting on his plight.

Now, it's too late.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maritza Pelegrino Cabrales, a member of the Ladies in White, and his children.