17-Year Old Near Death for Father's Freedom

Thursday, May 2, 2013
I am not afraid to die for my father’s freedom.
-- Enrique Lozada, 17-year old son of Cuban political prisoner Luis Enrique Lozada, on a hunger strike seeking his father's release, 4/30/13

Enrique Lozada was rushed to the hospital yesterday (on the 15th day of his hunger strike) in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.

His health has taken a dramatic turn for the worse.

There are over 60 activists from the Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) on hunger strike in solidarity with the Lozada family.

Also rushed to the hospital yesterday -- as a result of the hunger strike -- were Ana Celia Rodriguez, a member of the Ladies in White, and an elderly activist, Dionisio Blanco.