Cuban Political Prisoner in Grave Health

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Afro-Cuban political prisoner, Ivan Fernandez Depestre, has been transferred to a hospital, pursuant to a 27-day hunger strike protesting his unjust imprisonment.

Fernandez Depestre was arrested on July 30th for participating in a peaceful march and subsequently handed a 2-year prison sentence for "social dangerousness."

He has been on a hunger strike since his arrest.

"[Ivan] is surrounded by doctors and looks very bad. He has lost a lot of weight. They are pricking him all over, as they can't find a vein. He seems very grave," said fellow democracy activist, Luis Enrique Santos.