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Political prisoner Walfrido Rodríguez Piloto begins hunger strike in Valle Grande

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Walfrido Rodríguez Piloto, Huelga, Preso político, Valle Grande

Havana Cuba. — The political prisoner Walfrido Rodríguez Piloto went on a hunger strike again in the Valle Grande prison (Havana), they informed CubaNet inmates of that penitentiary.

According to the sources, the opponent declared himself on a hunger strike again this morning in protest at the refusal of the health personnel to provide him with medical assistance and at the harassment of the prison authorities.

Professor Pedro Albert Sánchez informed this newspaper that Rodríguez Piloto appeared in the prison infirmary in the morning to request medical assistance, although he was met there by the refusal of the health personnel.

Another of the Valle Grande inmates, José Eduardo Jardines Rodríguez, reported that at breakfast time there was another altercation between Rodríguez Piloto and the group leader, First Lieutenant Disney, who expelled him from the dining room and did not allow him to eat food.

The testimonials collected by CubaNet They agree that he is an officer who has maintained a hostile treatment towards the activist.

Recently, the Walfrido Rodríguez Piloto remained for more than 20 days in hunger strikea fact that caused the deterioration of his state of health.

On that occasion, Marty Rodríguez Piloto, the prisoner’s sister, told this newspaper that her state of health impacted her in such a way that she had to go to the polyclinic to inject herself with a nerve pain reliever.

On April 18 of this year, the opponent was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his participation in the anti-government protests of July 11, 2021. He was charged with the alleged crimes of public disorder and contempt.

The trial against him and five other 11J protesters took place in the People’s Municipal Court of Diez de Octubre.

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