Cuba

Mother and son on hunger strikes

HAVANA, Cuba, June 29 (Frank Correa / www.cubanet.org) - Isabel Ramos continues her hunger strike in support of her son, Arturo Suárez, a political prisoner who started a hunger strike June 10.

The latest news Suárez’s family received is that he’s in the infirmary of Havana’s Combinado del Este prison.He started his strike after authorities demanded that he wear a prison uniform for conjugal visits. He has served eight years of a 30-year sentence.

Ramos shortly afterwards started her hunger strike in support of her son and other political prisoners. The walls of her home in Jaimanitas is covered with signs demanding their release.

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