Cuba: new hunger strike
The dissident Guillermo Fariñas asked to clarify the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a peaceful opposition in Cuba.
Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas, Sakharov Prize 2010, meets Monday its third day on hunger strike, demanding that Cuba's government put an end to political violence and clarify the causes the death of peaceful opposition Juan Soto Wilfredo Garcia.
The activist, 46, a member of the Central Opposition Coalition, died in mysterious circumstances last May 5 after being arrested and suffered a beating at the hands of the police. Version government says that Soto Garcia died of pancreatitis.
Fariñas and was almost at death's door last year after a hunger strike that lasted 135 days following the death in jail Cuban prisoner of conscience Orlando Zapata Tamayo, and forced the government to initiate a process of release of political prisoners mediation of the Catholic church on the island.
The Sakharov prize requires that the Cuban authorities to prosecute Soto murder of "and also" a public statement stating that the peaceful opposition will not be beaten in the streets. "
Another well-known member of the opposition, Elizardo Sanchez, leader Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, said fears for the life of Farinas and will try to dissuade him from leaving the hunger strike that began Friday.
"It is very dangerous because it has been proven that this government is ruthless and rarely respond to claims that human nature, "he said.
A former political prisoner José Daniel Ferrer, released in Havana a called "people of good will, both in Cuba and in the world, to show solidarity "with Farina.
For its part, the Damas de Blanco, mothers and wives of former prisoners of conscience, said moral support hunger strike dissident.