Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nude for Cuba's Freedom

The impressive image of Cuban Cesar Alexander Goza Rivera, have been seen around the world. Gagged, bounded and wearing nothing but a small Cuban flag. Cesar is a member of Cuba Democracia Ya. He stood in front of European Union Headquarters, where the group displayed a large banner demanding democracy for the Island.

Among the assistants were ex political prisoner Omar Pernet Hernandez, whom the Spanish government has withdrawn all economic aid, in spite of his deteriorating health.

Cesar's action was in response to the exclusion by the Spanish government of Cuban exiles, from a meeting with representatives from the Castro Dictatorship.

Cuba Democracia Ya, explains that, "by this method we have protested before the European Union in Madrid, for being ignored by the current Spanish administration. As dissidents, lovers of freedom and Democracy for Cuba. They ignore us, we denounce"

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Orlando Zapata Tamayo, Cuban Political Prisoner is Sufering from Pneumonia

From the blog Uncommon Sense.

Reina Luisa Tamayo today told Radio Martí that her son, the political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, is suffering from pneumonia, but that she doesn't know his exact condition because the authorities will not let her see him.

Doctors told Tamayo that her son, who is suffering the effects of a hunger strike he started Dec. 3, is too sick to receive visitors. He was transferred this week from a hospital in Camagüey to the medical unit at the Combinado del Este prison in Havana.

Tamayo, who has been her son's most forceful advocate, thought she might be able to see him today.

"I felt really bad, because it was my hope to see my son, and it wasn't possible," she said.

Meanwhile, more Cubans are uniting on behalf of Zapata.

(H/T Punt de Vista)