While awaiting the liberation of the political prisoners in poor health, Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas has now been on hunger strike for over 100 days.
"I have always said that I'm skeptical of what the Cuban authorities will do". Who could blame him-the Cuban Government could care less about the well being of the prisoners. Fariñas thinks that they are just being used as pieces on a chess game.
He has said that he will abandoned the hunger strike if at least a dozen or so of the most ill are freed and a plan is set into motion to free the remaining prisoners. His only regret is not starting the strike when Zapata was still alive.