Jailed human rights advocate on hunger strike

The wife of political prisoner Juan A. Bermúdez, serving a four-year sentence, says he husband started a hunger strike April 6.

Neris Castillo said he husband declared the strike after being put in solitary confinement for protesting the beating of a prisoner by three guards at the Pre jail in Santa Clara.

Bermúdez, vice president of the Cuban Human Rights Committee, was sentenced November 21, 2007 for anti-government activities.