OCDH demands access to Cuban prisons due to the health of political prisoners

MIAMI, United States.- The Cuban Observatory of Human Rights (OCDH) demanded this Friday urgent access to Cuban prisons, with the aim that the International Red Cross and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention can verify the situation of political prisoners whose health condition has worsened in recent days.

“We are very concerned about the cases of sick prisoners and the poor medical care in prisons. In recent days, we have received reports of health conditions occurring or aggravating in political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. In several cases, the complaint includes indifference on the part of the prison authorities or the lack of adequate treatment for their ailments,” the OCDH said in a statement.

The organizationbased in Madrid, considers that the terrible conditions in Cuban prisons and the fact that men and women are imprisoned unjustly, without having committed any crime, are causing serious consequences for these people.

According to the OCDH, among the most worrying cases are Andy Garcia Lorenzo, with abundant vomiting and diarrhea, accompanied by neuromuscular symptoms, who has not had access to indicated treatment; Angélica Garrido Rodríguez, with facial paralysis after receiving threats and intimidation from prison authorities; Maikel Puig Bergolla, with diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure and skin infection without adequate treatment; and Félix Navarro Rodríguez, with diabetes mellitus, and who has suffered from Covid-19 on two occasions, evident weight loss and dermatological infection.

Likewise, adds the organization, there are also cases of Yuri Valley Rock, with secondary symptoms, after his hunger strike in prison; Mario Josué Prieto Ricardo, a psychiatric patient with a suicidal tendency and gastropathy; Dayron Martín Rodríguez and Walnier Aguilar Rivera, patients with indicated psychiatric treatment, to which they do not have adequate access in prison.

“The OCDH constantly receives complaints related to conditions that aggravate the health status of inmates, for example, psychological harassment and torture, poor nutrition, overcrowding, and the terrible conditions of prison infrastructure,” the statement said.

“From previous experiences, we know that spending time in the regime’s prisons has been disastrous for the physical and mental health of many Cubans, including several former prisoners of the Black Spring of 2003. International organizations must be able to access the prisons urgently. Cubans,” he adds.

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