Imprisoned Cuban Rapper Suffers a Stroke

Friday, April 19, 2013
Cuban political prisoner Marcos Maikel Lima Cruz collapsed this afternoon and suffered a stroke at La Providencia Prison in eastern Cuba.

He is in grave health and has been sent to a nearby hospital.

Lima Cruz, 35-years old, was arrested on Christmas Day 2010 for celebrating a party and waving a Cuban flag while playing hip-hop songs critical of the Castro regime by the hip-hop duo, Los Aldeanos.

His father believes he suffered the stroke due to the stress and suffering he has been subject to in Castro's prisons.

Amnesty International has declared Marcos Maikel Lima Cruz a prisoner of conscience.