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    Freedom Prize winner suffering in jail

    Freedom Prize winner suffering in jail

    HAVANA, Cuba, August 20 (Víctor Manuel Domínguez, Sindical Press /
    www.cubanet.org) – Prisoner of conscience Iván Hernández, serving a
    25-year sentence, is suffering from several ailments contracted in
    prison, says Carmelo Díaz, president of the Confederation of Independent
    Workers of Cuba (CTIC). Hernández is currently incarcerated in the
    Guajamal jail in Villa Clara after serving time in several prisoners
    since his conviction in 2003 for acts against the government and the
    economy under Law 88). "Chronic gastritis and arterial hypertension
    prevent him from eating what they serve him on dirty trays in the
    messhall where the foulness caused by sewer water makes it impossible to
    ingest food," said Díaz He said that Hernández is only able to eat
    bread, biscuits and uncooked food brought by family members every three
    months. Hernández, named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty
    International, received the 2009 Freedom Prize awarded by the National
    Endowment for Democracy.

    Freedom Prize winner suffering in jail – Cuba Dissidents -
    MiamiHerald.com (21 August 2009)

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