"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
-- Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Cuban political prisoner, Wilman Villar Mendoza, 32, is in critical condition pursuant to a hunger strike that has now lasted more than 50 days.
He is currently unconscious and suffering from pneumonia. Doctors have informed the family that his death is imminent.
Villar Mendoza began the hunger strike in protest for his unjust incarceration. He was arrested for staging a peaceful demonstration on November 14, 2011, and sentenced to four years in prison.
His wife, Maritza Pelegrino Cabrales, is a member of the Ladies in White. Castro's secret police tried to bargain her husband’s release demanding that she stop being a member of the Ladies in White. When she refused, the agents also threatened to take her children away from her.
Please stand against this injustice.
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