Cuban democracy activist, Rolando Diaz Silva, was viciously attacked with a metal pipe inside his home.
The attack has been attributed to tactics by Castro's security forces that seek to intimidate lesser-known dissidents and dissuade them from joining opposition groups.
After being beaten nearly to death, it took over four hours for an ambulance to arrive at Diaz Silva's home.
A group of six dissidents who protested the lack of medical attention were subsequently beaten and arrested by the authorities. They include Lourdes Esquivel, a Ladies in White activist, and Mario Alberto Hernandez, a recently released political prisoner from Obama-Castro's "Group of 53."
Below is an image of Diaz Silva after the attack.
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